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L A S E L L 

COLLEGE 




THE NEWSLETTER OF LASELL COLLEGE 

WINTER/SPRING 1998 



INSIDE: 



THE CHANCING FACE OF LASELL 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2 

NEW DEAN OF LASELL VILLAGE NAMED 2 

ROBERT P. FREETO NAMED TRUSTEE EMERITUS . . 3 

LASELL ADOPTS NEW GRAPHIC IDENTITY 3 

CAMPUS UPDATE 4-5 

LASELL CREATES INTERNET WEB SITE 5 

HERITAGE SOCIETY NEWS 6-7 

MESSAGE FROM ANNUAL FUND CHAIR 8 

ALUMNAE NEWS & EVENTS 9-11 

FIVE NEW COACHES APPOINTED 12 



Board Vote Unanimous to Go Co-Ed 

LASELL COLLEGE TO ADMIT MEN SEPTEMBER 1998 



In an historic move, lasell 

College, the four-year professionally oriented 
liberal arts college with a distinguished, 146- 
year history of providing innovative educa- 
tion for women, will begin to admit men in 
the fall of 1998. 

The College's Board of Trustees, which voted 
unanimously to change the mission of the College, 
announced the decision at an all-college meeting 
at noon, Tuesday, October 21, 1997, following its 
Annual Meeting. 

The decision of Lasell's 28-person Board of 
Trustees was based, in part, on the unanimous rec- 
ommendation of the Lasell Mission Committee, 
which voted 12-0 to go co-ed. "The determination 
to go co-ed reflects the Board's concern for the 
institution's long-term health and its strong belief 
in the important contributions that Lasell can and 
should make in years to come," said Trustee 
Emerita, Ruth Turner Crosby. Mrs. Crosby is a 
member of the class of '42 and served on the 
Mission Committee. 



REACTIONS FROM THE CAMPUS 





On the eve of the College's historic decision, 
Vice President of Student Government Carissa 
Templeton '98 (second from left) joins fellow 
students for a candlelight vigil. 

Carissa Templeton '98 — Vice President of 
Student Government: "The moment I real- 
ized that co-education at Lasell College was 
inevitable, I knew students needed a voice. 
Only then could we come together as a com- 
munity and collectively implement the most 
significant change in 146 years. Our activism 
provided a forum for the co-ed issue among 
campus constituencies." 

See REACTIONS 
continued on page 9 



Chairman of the Board Patricia Zinkowski and President 
Thomas E.J. de Witt explain Lasell College's unanimous co- 
education vote to television reporters on campus to cover story. 

Despite eight consecutive years of financial 
stability that, through conservative budgeting and 
lean staffing, allowed Lasell to run operating sur- 
pluses, the institution faced future financial pres- 
sures if it did not increase its enrollment. 

"The institution had stopped growing, pri- 
marily because of its single-sex status," Lasell 
President Thomas E.J. de Witt explained. "The 
fact that Lasell is probably in the healthiest condi- 
tion in decades made this decision all the more 
difficult, especially as freshman enrollment 
rebounded last fall," he said. 

Citing the institution's historic entrepreneu- 
rial spirit and its aptitude for embracing change, 
President de Witt said the shift in mission reflects 
the institution's prudent blending of good busi- 
ness management and a commitment to maintain 
its academic standards. He described the move as 
one designed to ensure the College's continued 
health and welfare in the 21st century. 

Saying his administration remains "philo- 
sophically committed to Lasell's unique mission 
of educating women," President de Witt asserted 
that there were fewer options for avoiding co-edu- 
cation than ever before. "Nevertheless, admitting 
men does not mean abandoning women. We will 
work together to preserve and, where possible, 
enhance the academic focus on empowering 
women. Female voices will still be heard at Lasell. 

"The attributes of a women's college will still 
apply — freedom from stereotyping, a supportive 
atmosphere, small classes, a high faculty-to-stu- 
dent ratio, and a profusion of female role models 
will still be part of the Lasell culture. At the same 
time, we are making a commitment to welcome 

See MISSION 
continued on page 8 



Arnows Establish 
Lasell's First 
Endowed Chair 

BENEFACTORS JOAN WEILER 
ARNOW '49 AND ROBERT H. 
ARNOW MAKE GIFT TO 
CELEBRATE CO-EDUCATION 

iASELL TRUSTEE JOAN WEILER 
Arnow '49 and husband Robert H. Arnow, 
an overseer, are no strangers to philan- 
thropy. In fact, the two benefactors, who 
recently announced an historic $1 million 
gift to establish Lasell's first endowed 
chair, have become leading patrons at the 
College with their far-reaching generosity. 

"The Arnows have long provided ongoing, 
generous support to the Lasell Center for Public 
Service," says Dr. Kerrissa Heffernan, director 
of the Center that sponsors numerous student- 
driven community outreach efforts in such areas 
as mentoring, literacy, and tutoring. 

They have been enthusiastic supporters of 
Camp Colors, the day camp for children with 
HIV /AIDS sponsored by Lasell, and the pioneer- 
ing Parents and Children Together (PACT) 
program at Lasell that offers young women the 
chance to break the cycle of poverty through 
education. 

"The Arnows like to focus on smaller organi- 
zations where they know their philanthropy can 
have a significant impact," explains Lasell 

See FIRST ENDOWED CHAIR 

continued on page 6 



LASELL APPOINTS NEW 
ACADEMIC VICE PRESIDENT 



Dr. Arturo U. Iriarte 
is Lasell's new Vice 
President for 
Academic Affairs. 

See story on page 4. 




MESSAGE FROM THE 



PRESIDENT 



The Changing Face of Lasell 



XN SEPTEMBER, AS CO-EDUCATION AT LASELL BECOMES A REALITY, MEN WILL BECOME 
part of the permanent landscape of Lasell. While trustees and administrators plan infrastructure 
changes and faculty prepare to teach to a more diverse student body, students anxiously anticipate what 
academic and residential life at Lasell will be like. Alumnae, too, want to know how change at Lasell 
will affect the feelings they have about the institution and the campus. 




Interestingly, change and revitalizatiqn 
have become part of the fabric of life at Lasell — 
certainly during my 10-year presidency. For the 
majority of Lasell's increasingly diverse communi- 
ty, steady, thoughtful change has had a reassuring 
effect with measurable results. 

Today Lasell is no longer a two-year, all-white 
residential college for young women aged 17 to 20 
pursuing a general liberal arts degree in the finish- 
ing school tradition of women's colleges. Now 
nearly half the freshmen are enrolled in baccalau- 
reate programs. Professional programs, including 
fashion and business, began to dominate even 
before I arrived in 1988. In fact, Nursing was the 
largest program in the '70s. Of the freshmen today, 
20 percent are non-white, and a significant number 
are non-traditional age. In 1995, for instance, 50 
percent were over the age of 20. 

Lasell's campus has grown, buildings have 
been refurbished, and an athletic center added. 
The number of faculty continues to increase with 
more than twice as many holding terminal 
degrees. The College is financially more stable 
with seven consecutive years of balanced budgets 
and a tripling of our endowment to $9 million 
(hopefully $12 million by year's end). 

The future will bring more dramatic changes 
for the College in Auburndale. By 2001, Lasell 
College's sesquicentennial, the total student popu- 
lation will be approaching 1000 (of whom 20 per- 



cent, at least, will be men). Many of the student 
residences will be co-ed, though some will remain 
all women as we seek to preserve the core of our 
historic mission to empower, educate, and be sen- 
sitive to issues affecting women. 

The College will offer a greater array of acade- 
mic programs of interest both to men and women: 
athletic training, criminal justice, legal studies, 
and occupational therapy, to name the most obvi- 
ous. Faculty and staff will communicate more via 
computer, without abandoning a commitment to 
small classroom instruction. More resources will 
be devoted to professional development and ways 
of recognizing innovative teaching. Investments in 
technology will likely become one of the fastest 
growing line items in the budget. 

A thriving Lasell Village, the nation's first 
teaching and learning retirement community 
scheduled for construction this summer, will 
enhance our regional visibility. So, too, will a 
greater emphasis on athletics, as our women's 
and men's teams, to be known as the "Lasers," 
will compete in regional tournaments. Proposed 
graduate programs in business, human services, 
and education will enhance the College's roster 
of academic offerings. 

It is not change per se, but the pace of change 
that worries us about our own lives and this insti- 
tution that we all cherish. As the knowledge base 
expands and employers have greater expectations 



of graduates, Lasell must create a learning envi- 
ronment that prepares highly competent profes- 
sionals who bring acclaim to their college. Our 
success will always be rooted in a student-cen- 
terediiess, where faculty remain committed to the 
academic and personal growth of the individual. 
In that educational culture, alumnae will always 
recognize the unique experience of a Lasell 
education. 

As the French philosopher and mystic, 
Simone Weil sagely put it, "The future is made of 
the same stuff as the present." For Lasell College 
that sentiment augers well. In my travels to and 
discussions with the College's friends and alum- 
nae, I sense a great pride in Lasell's recent accom- 
plishments, its renewed visibility, its entrepre- 
neurship, and the bright promise it holds out for a 
prosperous future. 

Sincerely, 



&g? 





Thomas E.J. de Witt, Ph.D. 



Dr. Paula Panchuck Named Dean of Lasell Village 



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'R. PAULA PANCHUCK, WHO 
has served as interim Academic Dean 
since last summer, will assume the 

Deanship of 
Lasell Village, 
the trend-setting 
continuing care 
community 
with a built-in 
educational 
component 
designed to 
enhance the quality of life — physically, 
mentally, and creatively. 

"It's very much a dream come true," says 
Dr. Panchuck about the appointment. The for- 




Dr. Paula Panchuck 



mer Director of Lasell's Early Childhood and 
Elementary Education Programs, who earned 
her doctorate in the study of adult develop- 
ment and aging, has already been providing 
curriculum planning and oversight for the 
Village. "The concept of Lasell Village is that 
people continue to be vital and active in their 
later years. Aging is not an inevitable decline. I 
believe it strongly," she attests. "And now I'm 
going to be a part of this exciting effort. 

"This is a one-of-a-kind project," proclaims 
Dr. Panchuck, who has been involved in "com- 
munity building with prospective Village resi- 
dents" since November. "December 1999 may 
be the scheduled move-in day, but our resi- 
dents are already interacting in an academic 
community. Nineteen priority members are 
enrolled this spring, taking courses with tradi- 
tional-age Lasell students. For me, this is a cre- 
ative opportunity of a lifetime." 



Dr. Panchuck will be responsible for 
expanding program offerings for future resi- 
dents and working with residents to develop 
their individual learning plans. She will hire 
and supervise faculty for specialty courses, and 
create the administrative structure for the 
Lasell Institute for Learning in Retirement. 

Until residents move into the Village in 
late 1999 (construction is expected to begin this 
summer), the position will not require her full 
attention; Dr. Panchuck will therefore also 
serve as the Director of Assessment. 

Given the vital role of both projects in 
shaping Lasell's future, Dr. Panchuck will con- 
tinue to serve as a member of the President's 
cabinet. She retains her academic rank as 
Professor of Education and plans to teach one 
course each year. »- 



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LASELL LEAVES 



WINTER/SPRING 1998 



Lasell College Names Robert P. Freeto, 
Esquire, Trustee Emeritus 



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.OBERT P. FREETO, ESQ., HAS BEEN APPOINTED 

Trustee Emeritus of the Lasell College Board. 

For two decades, Mr. Freeto has served under three presidents 
and in many capacities, as Board clerk, treasurer, chairman, and legal 
counsel. "I have watched the College strengthen and grow," he says, 
"with expanding endowment, programs, degree options, enrollments, 
and now co-education. We made the right decision. I feel very opti- 
mistic about Lasell's future, which looks very bright indeed." **■ 




Twenty-year veteran of the Lasell 
College Board of Trustees, Robert P. 
Freeto, is appointed Trustee Emeritus. 



Saying "Thank You" 

LASELL CELEBRATES ITS FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS 

> AYLNG "THANK YOU" AT LASELL COLLEGE'S ANNUAL RECOGNITION 
Ceremony produced a delightful evening of toasts, slide shows, dance, and general 
camaraderie. Last October 20, 1997, on the eve of the College's historic co-education 
vote, President Thomas E.J. de Witt gathered the Boards of Trustees, Overseers, 
Corporators, special guests, assorted staff, faculty, and students to express his 
appreciation for another banner year. 



Saluted at the festivities were the members 
of Lasell's Chairman's Council, the gift club of 
Annual Fund donors who contribute $10,000 a 
year or more. Council members present who 
were honored that evening were Board Chairman 
Patricia Zinkowski, Past Board Chairman Richard 
Holway, Joan Weiler Arnow '49, Nancy Lawson 
Donahue '49, and Adelaide Shaffer Van Winkle 
'36/Hon. BS. '96. 

Dick Holway was also cited individually for 
his $295,000 gift to Lasell College, naming the two 
Child Study Centers, the Barn and Rockwell, for 
his grandmother, Ella Ellis Holway, Class of 1886. 
As a token of appreciation for his generosity, Mr. 
Holway received a framed pen and ink sketch of 
the new Holway Child Study Centers, as well as 
a photograph taken at the Centers' dedication. 

Also recognized at the ceremony were the 
Heritage Society's newest members, Susan 
Slocum Klingbeil '45, Caroline Killam Moller '57, 
and Joan Howe Weber '51, for their generous con- 
tributions to the College. Founded in 1991, the 
Heritage Society honors special individuals who 
support Lasell through life-income gifts, charita- 
ble bequests, and trusts. 

The event culminated with a performance 
of Lasell's own Rhythm Unique, the 20-member 
modern dance group. Under the direction of staff 



person Stacey Kelley '95 and choreography of 
Dance Captains Toya Barnes '00 and Ligmie 
Preval '98, the dancers performed two artistic 
and imaginative numbers for the appreciative 
audience. 

"Some of the more unusual features of the 
evening" concludes Katharine Urner '83, direc- 
tor of Campaign and Gift Planning, "were the 
lively, impromptu comments that guests made 
at the microphone. The spirit and energy were 
spectacular." **• 




Thomas E.J. de Witt presents Richard Holway with framed 
pen and ink sketches of the Holway Child Study Centers, 
as well as a photograph taken at the Centers' dedication. 





The 1996-97 members of the Lasell Chairman's Council 
present together at the festivities (left to right): Board 
Chairman Patricia Zinkowski, Nancy Lawson Donahue '49, 
Past Board Chairman Richard Holway, Joan Weiler Arnow 
'49, and Adelaide Shaffer Van Winkle '36/Hon. B.S. '96. 



Heritage Society Honorary Chairman Marilyn Blodgett 
Williamson '46 (left) welcomes newest members Joan Howe 
Weber '51, Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45, and Caroline 
Killam Moller '57. 




Communicating the 
Essence of 
the College 

LASELL ADOPTS NEW 
GRAPHIC IDENTITY 

W HAT MAKES 
a good institutional logo? 
According to Linda Satterfield 
'69, a principal of White & Satterfield, 
the alumnae firm from North Carolina 
that developed Lasell's new graphic 
identity, "It communicates the essence 
of the college or what it aspires to be 
and speaks to the institution's various 
constituencies. " 

Lasell's new logo, a striking graphic of a 
blue "L" with a starburst emanating from it, 
is an allusion to the Lasell lamp of knowl- 
edge, a meaningful, traditional symbol of the 
College for alumnae since the inception of 
the institution in 1851. 

The design was created by White & 
Satterfield working closely with the Presi- 
dent's Office, the Office of Communication, 
Admission, and Lasell's Marketing Commit- 
tee — a group of trustees who are profession- 
ally involved in the area of marketing 
communications. Together, as the "Logo 
Committee," the group sought to develop a 
strong and memorable 
visual identity for Lasell 
that would have a long 
shelf-life and could be 
implemented in the full 
range of communica- 
tion vehicles, from let- 
terhead and business 
cards to banners, signage, and the sides of 
vans and buses. 

"We wanted to communicate a strong 
sense of tradition; Lasell's entrepreneurial 
spirit; the College's progressive view of edu- 
cation, and its vision for the future through 
the logo," said Fran Weil, director of Com- 
munication and chair of the Logo Committee. 

The light from the starburst represents 
the powerful movement toward the future as 
well as "enlightenment," "wisdom," and 
"learning." The College "name plate, "Lasell 
College, which is designed to go with the 
graphic entity, is a clean, bold, contemporary 
typeface that represents the dignity, strength, 
and traditional values of the institution. 

The College had previously used a num- 
ber of different logo identifiers in its internal 
and external communications. A stylized 
typeface with (and often without) a graphic 
evocation of Gardner House had been widely 
used by the College until the house design 
was appropriated by Lasell Village for its 
marketing materials. The Logo Committee 
agreed that the time had come for Lasell to 
develop a focused visual identity that would 
represent the College and support all the 
institution's materials. **- 




WINTER/SPRING 1998 



LASELL LEAVES 



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Lasell Appoints New Academic Vice President 



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'R. ARTURO U. IRIARTE, A 
Woodrow Wilson Hispanic Leadership 
Fellow and Fulbright Lecturer, has been 
appointed Lasell College's first Vice 
President for Academic Affairs. He begins 
his tenure at Lasell on April 13, 1998. 

"Dr. Iriarte brings a wealth of knowledge 
about how colleges are preparing for the chal- 
lenges of program diversification, assessment, 
reaccreditation, international education ventures, 
and distance learning — all areas that will fall 
under his purview," said President de Witt in his 
announcement of the appointment. 

"Dr. Iriarte is joining us at this critical stage of 
Lasell's transformation into a recognized leader 
in curricular innovation as manifested through 



connected learning," said Dr. de Witt. "He will 
oversee the continued expansion of professional 
programs, culminating at our sesquicentennial in 
what we believe will be unusual, market-sensitive, 
and assessment-based graduate offerings. Addi- 
tionally, Dr. Iriarte will lead the faculty in enhanc- 
ing professional development programs to inte- 
grate technology into the curriculum and to deal 
with issues of gender equity as we begin to 
enroll men." 

For the past five years, Arturo Iriarte has been 
Executive Associate Director of the Middle States 
Association's Commission on Higher Education 
where his responsibilities included chairing a 
national task force that developed collaborative 
self-study and accreditation guidelines for special- 
ized and regional accreditors. He also coordinated 
a number of international projects including ones 



in Kuwait and Argentina. Prior experience 
includes Associate Dean of the College of 
Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 
and various administrative and teaching positions 
at Central Connecticut State University. 

Dr. Iriarte has a B.S. in Elementary Education 
from St. John's University, an MA. in Special 
Education from Adelphi University, and earned a 
Ph.D. in Special Education and Counseling from 
the University of Iowa. In addition, he holds a 
principal's license, completed a graduate manage- 
ment program at Harvard, and has published 
extensively on topics of special education, curricu- 
lum, and assessment. He will hold the rank of 
Associate Professor of Education at Lasell. **- 




CAMPUS 



Eleanor "Noni" Linton Appointed 
Director of Annual Giving 



iLEANOR (NONI) N. LINTON HAS BEEN 
appointed Director of Annual Giving. Before coming to 
Lasell, she served Bradford College first as director of 
Annual Giving and then its director of Alumni Affairs. 

A graduate of Wheelock College, Mrs. Linton had also been 
the associate director of Development at Lawrence Academy 
and assistant director of Development at Concord Academy. 
"I've always been a firm believer in private education," says 
Mrs. Linton. A long-time school volunteer and organizer, she is 
also the founder of My School, a cooperative nursery school, 
established 24 years ago in Littleton, Massachusetts. 




New Director of Annual Giving, 
Noni Linton 




Boston Mayor Thomas Menino joins Celtics President and 
Head Coach Rick Pitino, Action for Boston Community 
Development President and CEO Robert Coard, ABCD 
Board Chairperson Margaret Keith, and Vice President 
John Drew in honoring Lasell student Yachiyo Hashiguchi 
'00, who received the organization's first Day Care Award 
at the October 30, 1997 Annual Community Awards Dinner. 



Diane M. Austin, dean of Student Affairs, 
attended the October 1997 annual conference 
of the National Orientation Directors Associa- 
tion in Denver, CO, where she presented a 
three-hour pre-conference session entitled 
"Involving Parents and Additional Family 
Members in the Orientation Process." She also 
co-presented a session entitled "Educating 
about Healthy Relationships: Creating Effec- 
tive Training Programs," and served as a pan- 
elist for the session "Emerging Issues in 
Student Services, the Good and the Bad: 
A Perspective from Senior Student Life 
Administrators." 



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Daniel T. Barkowitz, director of Student 
Financial Planning, is a member of "In Choro 
Novo," a semi-professional singing group, 
which performed its annual winter concert on 
December 13, 1997 at Boston University's 
Marsh Chapel. Mr. Barkowitz had a solo in the 



concert, featuring Christmas carols, spirituals, 
and selections from Handel's Messiah, with a vari- 
ety of styles from jazz and swing to classical. 

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David K. Eddy has recently been appointed direc- 
tor of Admission at Lasell College, which will 
begin admitting men for the fall 1998 semester. 
Prior to joining Lasell, Mr. Eddy was Senior 
Assistant Director of Admission at Northeastern 
University, where he oversaw travel and recruit- 
ment for the continental United States. He is a 
graduate of Northeastern University with a B.S. in 
Business Administration and a M.S. in Criminal 
Justice. 

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Kimberly C. Eldred is Lasell's new director of 
Student Activities, where she supervises the cam- 
pus life program _ 
and operations of 
the 1851, works 
with various clubs 
and organizations, 
advises Student 
Government 
Association (SGA), 
the Campus 
Activities Board, 
the yearbook staff, 
and designs and 
implements the College orientation program. 
A University of Vermont graduate, Ms. Eldred 
recently completed her master's degree in College 
Student Development and Counseling at 
Northeastern University. 

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Richard T. Frederics, assistant professor of 
Business, was one of only 60 accounting instruc- 
tors nationwide to participate in the 13" 1 Annual 
Conference on Accounting Education, held 
August 14-16, 1997 in San Antonio, Texas. The 
conference, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin 
Company and hosted by the national accounting 
educator's journal, Accounting Instructors' Report, 
is a two-day program of professional develop- 
ment for teachers of principles of accounting. 

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Kerrissa Heff ernan, Ed.D., director of the Center 
for Public Service, is editing a monograph on 
Women's Studies and Service Learning with Dr. 
Barbara Balliet at Rutgers. The monograph is part 




New Director of Student 
Activities Kimberly C Eldred 






LASELL LEAVES 



WINTER/SPRING 1998 



College Opens its Door to the World 

LASELL CREATES INTERNET WEB SITE 



In 1993 THERE WERE 200,000 WEB 
sites. Today there are 20 million. Having 
a presence on the Internet in this cyber- 
minded era is as essential for colleges like 
Lasell as it is for commercial entities like 
Ford or American Airlines. 

Now, through its official Internet Web site at 
http://www.lasell.edu, Lasell College is accessible 
worldwide, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. 
The Web site, developed and maintained by the 
Office of Communication, was created to advance 
institutional presence and student recruitment. 

Up and running since late September, 1997, 
Lasell's Web site includes an on-line student 



admission application form, a job 
postings section, and an athlete's 
questionnaire to assist applying 
students who are interested in 
becoming involved in varsity 
sports. 

At the click of a mouse button, 
Lasell's site provides a comprehen- 
sive source of information for key 
Lasell constituents. It allows 
prospective students to apply for 
admission — electronically and in real 
time. It provides breaking news about 
the College, and offers on-line access to Lasell's 
print publications, including the President's Report 
and Leaves. 




As time and 
resources allow, the 
Lasell Web site will 
grow to include sec- 
tions that showcase 
Lasell students, faculty, and 
new and existing programs. 
Eventually, interactive aspects will be 
added to encourage prospective students, alumni, 
and friends to visit and enjoy the Lasell culture. 

For Web site-related inquiries or suggestions, 
please contact Webmaster Fran Weil at 
fweil@lasell.edu or webmaster@lasell.edu. **■ 




Wall Street Wizards in the Making 



Many members of the Lasell College community participat- 
ed in the WGBH Channel 2 Auction on June 9, 1997. They 
include, back row, from left: Dean of Student Affairs Diane 
Austin, Joy Stewart Rice '55, President Thomas E.J. de Witt, 
Jean Sargent Lee '49, former Dean for Institutional 
Advancement Helena Hartnett, Nancy L. Goodale '66, 
and front row, Sandra Davidow '82, Patricia A. Beck '97, 
Director of Alumnae Affairs Karen Gill. 



of a large discipline-specific series on service 
learning. She will also be the keynote speaker at 
the annual meeting of Massachusetts Women in 
Higher Education this spring. Additionally, Dr. 
Heffernan has had two articles accepted for pub- 
lication. "The Failings of Reflection in Service 
Learning" has been accepted by Michigan Journal 
of Community Service Learning, for a spring '98 
publication. "An Examination of the Impact 
of the Women's Social Reform Movement on 
Current Service" will appear in the summer '98 
issue of the National Society of Experiential 
Education Quarterly. 

John Sullivan, the new manager of the Lasell 
College Bookstore, wants to make it "a full-ser- 
vice facility." The former manager of Login 
Brothers, a medical wholesaler, Mr. Sullivan is 
particularly eager to offer more reference books 
in the Nursing, PTA, and OTA disciplines. He 
hopes to expand the inventory in January 1999, 
when the Bookstore moves from its temporary 
space in Winslow Hall to its new location near 
Student Affairs. 

George A. Redmond, director of the Business 
program, is the recipient of a Sam M. Walton 
Free Enterprise Fellowship (SIFE) for the 
1998-99 academic year. The awarding of Profes- 
sor Redmond's $1,000 fellowship stipend in 
August 1999 is contingent upon the successful 




i ASELL COLLEGE TOOK 
Wall Street by storm recently, as 
55 members of the 

community spent 
gj\ an exciting and 
ma / enlightening day 
in New York. 
Business Professor 
George Redmond shepherded an 
assortment of undergraduates, 
faculty, and staff, including 
Director of Admission David 
Eddy, as well as a visiting 
Somerville High School teacher, 
and two prospective students, 
on a tour of New York's financial center 
on Wednesday, November 12, 1997. 

The Lasell-sponsored round-trip bus 
excursion included the movies barbarians at 
the Gate and Wall Street. Mr. Redmond also 
provided an overview of stock market trading 
and the way currencies work. 

After guided tours of the New York Stock 
Exchange and Federal Reserve Bank, the 
group enjoyed some free time either shopping 
or joining an impromptu trip to the New York 
Courthouse, the site of George Washington's 
first inaugural. Professor Redmond was so 
successful conducting this part of the visit 
that other tourists tagged along! 



implementation of a SIFE program at Lasell, as 
well as the College's participation in SIFE's 
spring 1999 Regional Competition. 

Anne W. Tagge, professor of English, presented 
a paper, "The Black Swans" in November 1997 at 
Boston College's international conference honor- 
ing the 150 tn birthday of Irish-born writer Bram 







Gathering on the steps of the New York Courthouse, Lasell College 
students, faculty, staff, and guests take Wall Street by storm. 



"The hands-on exhibits and computer 
games at the Federal Reserve Bank really 
brought the industry to life for me," says 
Junior Jaime Johnson. "We toured around 
shredded money bins and touched real gold 
bullion, our prior monetary standard, still 
stored in the basement of the Bank." 

"The whole day was well run and the 
time productively spent," says David K. 
Eddy, Lasell's director of Admission. "I can't 
think of a more tangible way to explain the 
'connected learning' concept than this kind of 
real-life exposure. Needless to say, our guests 
from Somerville were impressed." 

George Redmond calls this a "pilot" trip 
and plans to make it the first of many. 



Stoker and his classic novel, Dracula. Professor 
Tagge also published two articles in 1997, includ- 
ing Conradiana's "A Glimpse of Paradise: 
Feminine Impulse and Ego in Conrad's Malay 
World" and Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the 
Royal Asiatic Society's "Hatton's Folly: Assaulting 
v This Eden of the Eastern Wave.'" 



WINTER/SPRING 1998 



LASELL LEAVES 



5 





Katharine A. Urner '83, 
director of Campaign and 
Gift Planning. 



SMART SOLUTIONS 
TO COMMON QUESTIONS: 
GIFT ANNUITIES vs. 
CHARITABLE TRUSTS 



HERE SEEMS TO BE A FAIR 
amount of confusion among our read- 
ership and the Lasell community about 
the difference between gift annuities 

and charitable 
remainder 
trusts. Here 
is a brief 
overview of 
both of these 
planned giv- 
ing arrange- 
ments that 
hopefully will 
clear up some of the mystery. Of 
course, you should keep in mind that 
Lasell College is not qualified to pro- 
vide legal or tax advisory service. 
Information in this column is offered in 
general terms and should not be acted 
upon without professional advice by 
your attorney. 

I've read a lot recently about "planned 
gifts," especially gift annuities and charitable 
remainder trusts. What is the difference, and how 
do I decide which one is right for me? 

It's easy to be confused by gift annu- 
ities and charitable remainder trusts because 
they have a number of points in common. 
They both involve making an irrevocable 
charitable gift for which the donor receives 
an up-front, charitable income tax deduction 
in the year that the gift is made and an 
income stream. After these basic sirnilarities, 
however, these two gift arrangements can 
become quite different. 

Gift annuities involve a simple, one-page 
agreement between the donor and Lasell 
College, whereby the donor agrees to make a 
gift of cash or marketable securities to Lasell, 

See GIVING & RECEIVING, 
continued on page 7 



A Win-Win Giving Opportunity 

SUSAN SLOCUM KLINGBEIL '45 AND WILLIAM KLINGBEIL ESTABLISH 
LASELL COLLEGE TRUST 

AMILY TIES AND WARM FEELINGS SPEAK VOLUMES, ESPECIALLY FOR SUSAN 
Slocum Klingbeil '45, daughter of Susan Edessa Slocum '13 and niece of Helen Warner 
Gaukler '18. "I feel blessed," states the entrepreneur and 38-year owner of a leisure time 
consulting firm. 

"Lasell was good to me and I wanted to do 
something good in return." To this end, she and 
her husband, William H. Klingbeil, recently estab- 
lished a charitable remainder trust in 
Lasell's name. 

"It's really a win-win arrangement," explains 
Bill Klingbeil, a retired executive of Prudential Life 
Insurance, "and the last great tax shelter." Prior to 
making their generous gift, the Klingbeils were 
realizing only a 2 percent annual yield on their 
stock valued at $100,000, which had appreciated 
from an initial $4,000 investment. "On the one 
hand, we were facing an enormous capital gains 
tax, where only the government profits," he con- 
tinues. "On the other hand, we could creatively 
allocate the same funds for private education." 

Sue and Bill Klingbeil find the benefits of 
establishing a trust are many. By donating the 
$100,000 worth of stock to Lasell College, they 
increase their annual yield to 8 percent, an imme- 
diate 6 percent appreciation. At the same time, 
they can claim a $33,000 charitable tax deduction, 
which may be taken in one lump sum or over time, 
depending on the individual's circumstances. 
They have also purchased a low-cost $100,000 life 
insurance policy for their heirs to replace the mon- 
ey given to Lasell. "Instead of automatically losing 
55 percent in estate taxes at our death, the family 
will inherit the same money tax-free," Mr. 
Klingbeil says. 

Another irresistible feature for the Klingbeils 
was establishing the trust under Mellon Bank's 




Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45 and husband William 
Klingbeil enjoy their Florida motor home and the comfort 
of a sound financial investment. 



auspices. "Because the trust benefits Lasell, we 
enjoy an immediate discount in price. The stan- 
dard trust will cost any consumer a 2 percent fee 
plus $500 a year. We're charged only 1 percent 
plus $500, which never comes out of our own 
pockets. Instead, the expense is deducted from the 
trust itself." The Klingbeils also like the ease of 
doing business with a bank. "You feel very com- 
fortable," Mr. Klingbeil notes, "with the added 
protection of Mellon Bank. They handle all the 

See GIVING OPPORTUNITY 

continued on page 7 



FIRST ENDOWED CHAIR 

CONTINUED FROM PACE 1 

President Thomas EJ. de Witt. "A few years ago 
they established an endowed scholars program 
with a gift of $250,000." 

The couple surprised the Lasell community 
and President de Witt by announcing their deci- 
sion to give Lasell $1 million for a Lasell faculty 
chair during the October 20, 1997 Recognition 
Dinner preceding the historic vote by the Board 
of Trustees to take the College co-ed. 

"It was a wonderfully affirming response to 
the co-ed challenge," says President de Witt. "By 
endowing Lasell's first chair, Toan and Robert 
Arnow are making a powerful statement about 
their belief in teaching excellence and academic 
innovation at Lasell." 

The faculty chair will be a rotating position 
with a term of two to three years and will be open 
to faculty of all disciplines. Funds from the chair 
will supplement the recipient's existing salary and 
encourage professional development. The loan 



Weiler Arnow 
'49 Professor 
will be select- 
ed based on a 
demonstrated 
commitment 
and dedica- 
tion to teach- 
ing and pro- 
fessional 
advancement. 
"There is 
such a payoff 
to our support 
of an institu- 
tion like 
Lasell," says 
loan Arnow. "It's thrilling to be able to help in this 
way. I think the satisfaction is as much ours as 
donors as it is for the recipients." 

Bob Arnow sums up his family's feelings on 
the matter. "We've been blessed and are delighted 
to be able to share that blessing in some way." **■ 




Trustee Joan Weiler Arnow '49 and 
her husband, Robert H. Arnow, a 
Lasell College Overseer, bestow a $1 
million gift to establish Lasell's first 
endowed chair. 



LASELL LEAVES 



WINTER/SPRING 1998 







EDITOR'S NOTE: In the interest of protecting the privacy of our alumnae, it 
is the policy of the Alumnae Affairs Office not to divulge alumnae addresses, 
e-mail addresses or phone numbers unless it has been verified that the request 
is from another alumna. 

The content of Class Notes is based on material submitted to Lasell 
College's Alumnae Office. Due to the large number of submissions, Lasell is 
unable to verify the factual content of each entry and is not responsible for 
erroneous material. 

The Class Notes printed in this issue were received by January 15, 1998. 
Information received after that date will appear in the next issue. We regret 
we cannot return photographs unless accompanied by a stamped, self- 
addressed envelope. 

Please send your news to your Class Secretary or to the Alumnae Office at: 
1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02166-2716. 

You may e-mail Class Notes or address changes to us at: alumnae@lasell.edu. 



'25 



It was delightful to see the smiling-face-doodle 
Katherine Kelley Gaul included with her note "Can't 
believe I am such an old lady! Completely unprepared!" 



'26 



We were saddened to learn from her daughter, 
Suzanne Wadsworth Jonas '56, of the death of Dorothy 
Aseltine Wadsworth. (Please see Nota Bene.) Each year's 
Christmas letter from Dorothy had been a joy to receive. 
She told enthusiastically of the many fun activities she par- 
ticipated in at her nursing home and of wonderful day 
trips and visits she enjoyed with her daughter, Suzie, and 
son-in-law, Victor, throughout the year. We extend to 
Dorothy's family and friends our deepest sympathy. 



'27 



Clarine Booth Villars has a daughter, six grandchil- 
dren, three great-granddaughters, one great-grandson and 
four kitties. Though legally blind, deaf and suffering from 
heart problems, Clarine enjoys her meals, listening to 
opera, hearing about her family, the birds and squirrels, 
flowers and fruits and vegetables from her garden. She 
misses Don, her beloved departed husband and her home 
in California and thinks often of her friends and family in 
California, New England, the Middle East and other places. 
Clarine likes to recall her childhood on the farm in 
Connecticut, Lasell, teaching school, being a secretary, 
travels in Europe, Sumatra, China, Japan, India and South 
America. "A full life! Love to you all." 

Frances Flynn Witham lives in her home on the ocean 
in California. Although she finds age a burden, Frances still 




Bada Waltz Shaw '27 and Nancy Ferrier Grosjean '66 
celebrating their chance meeting at Nancy's home in 
California at Christmastime '96. 



drives, even the 110 miles to Santa Barbara. "Bridge keeps 
my mind active — I win often!!" 

Though her traveling days are over and she was 
unable to attend Reunion '97, Ruth Hutton enjoyed read- 
ing all the news in the previous issue of Lasell Leaves and 
remembers "I loved every minute I was at Lasell." 



'29 



Katherine Braithwaite Leutwyler is living in an 
assisted living retirement center in Orleans, MA, near her 
friends and church. We were sorry to learn from Katherine 
that her husband, Ronald, died last July, and we send her 
our sincere condolences. 

Emily Crump Ramstetter continues to enjoy cards, 
letters and visits following her stroke in 1995. 

Isabelle Daggett Wilson has been living in Florida 
but visits her daughter on the Maine coast in the summer- 
time. Isabelle sends greetings to all classmates. 

Muriel Hagerthy Meikle writes of "many happy 
memories of my days at Lasell." 

Marjorie Parrish Green and her husband, who have 
been married 63 years, have moved from their farm home 
into a condo in Marysville, OH, a fast growing area which 
is home to both Honda and Nestle. 

Marjorie Schaller Schoonmaker plays organ at her 
church and enjoyed a trip last fall to Austria, Germany and 
Switzerland. 

Ruth Van Allen Wells and her husband have worked 
in relief and private welfare in Central America and 
Appalachia via jeep and helicopter. "Folks looked sur- 
prised when I stepped out!" 



30 



Kathryn Dow Mathes and her husband are the proud 
grandparents of eight and great-grandparents of 10! 

Sylvia Morgan Williams lives year 'round in Naples, 
FL, where she has been since 1973. Sue sold her house in 
Madison, CT, several years ago. She has three grand- 
daughters and six great-grandchildren. 



'31 



Elizabeth Bear Leahy is so happy to see her daughter 
often — Deborah DeStaebler MacGowan '65 has moved 
from San Antonio to Palm Beach Gardens, which is close 
to Elizabeth's home in Tequesta, FL. 

We send our sincere condolences to Mildred Bell 
Cole whose husband, Bud, passed away in December. 



'32 



Congratulations to Betty Parrish Newman on the 
arrival of her first great-grandson and the recent weddings 
of three grandchildren. 



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65TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Dorothy Day Funk remembers all the wonderful 
times at Lasell in '31 and '32 and graduation in '33. "What 
would we do without all those good memories." 

Emeline Walker Fatherley has moved into Stony 
Brook Court, a senior residence in Darien, CT. 



'34 



Mabelle Hickcox Camp 

166 Middlebury Road, Watertoztm, CT 06795 
Carol Morehouse Jones 

108 Brynwood Drive, Easton, PA 18045 

Bettina Cook Kalbach enjoys excellent health and the 
fun of living in a retirement village for active seniors. 

It was so sad to learn from Helen Gibbs Dodd of the 
sudden death of her son, Lee Allen, last summer. Dr. Allen 
was chairman of the English department at Needham High 
School where he had been a beloved teacher for almost 40 
years. We send our deepest regrets to Helen. 

Marjorie Jones Joslyn is a widow living in a nice 
apartment in a senior citizen retirement community. She 
has three children, seven grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. Swimming, bridge, women's club and gar- 
den club memberships and singing in her church choir are 
among Marjorie's activities. 

Celia Kinsley Percival keeps in touch by phone with 
Alice Schrade Vander Voort and they enjoy reminiscing 
about Lasell days. Celia spends winters in Bradenton, FL, 
and summers in Dayton, OH. 



'35 



When we heard from Fannie Jane Brackley Starbird 

last fall she was back in Florida and planning to fly to 
New England to spend the holidays with her family which, 
thanks to her sisters and their offspring, now totals 48! 

Denise Gile Arnold reports that she and husband, 
Mort, are doing pretty well although their golf scores are 
not improving much! She loves reading the Leaves and tells 
us that "Those years never fade away." 

Margaret MacNaughton Dockstader has a huge fami- 
ly with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Barbara McKelleget sends a warm welcome to 
Lasell's men! 

Josephine Moore Alexanderson writes "I'm still here, 
and at my age that's not bad!" 

Our deepest sympathy to Carol Morehouse Jones 
whose beloved husband of nearly 60 years, Billy, passed 
away last May. 

Sally Swanson Dahlberg regrets having missed the 
Lasell Connecticut Valley Club meeting last November — 
this was the first meeting she'd missed since 1938! 

On April 5, 1997, Molly Upham Taylor and her hus- 
band were passengers on the Cunard "Vistafjord" bound 
for the Mediterranean when a fire broke out in the electri- 
cal system on the first night out of Port Everglades. For- 
tunately the ship made its way to Freeport and the Taylors 
have nothing but praise for the way Cunard handled this 
dangerous situation. 

Margaret Weber Hodges has a busy and happy year 
ahead. She reported last fall that she was soon to become a 
great-grandmother and that another granddaughter would 
be wearing her great-grandmother's wedding dress when 
she is married this spring. 

We hope that Virginia White Wardwell has recovered 
nicely from her hip surgery last November. 



'36 



Phyllis Gunn Rodgers 

80 Top Hill Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874 

We were glad to hear from Virginia Hall Warren that 
her cataract operation was successful. Virginia takes water 
aerobics three times a week and enjoyed a visit with her 



LASELL LEAVES WINTER/SPRING 1998 



sister, Charlotte Hall Kelly '42, in North Carolina last 
August. 

Dorothy Paine Chaucer lives in Spring Hill, FL, dur- 
ing the winter where she enjoys walking and reading. 
Summers are spent in Connecticut and Vermont with her 
sons and grandsons. 



'37 



Louise Tardivel Higgins 

c/o Forte, 131 Oxboiv Road, Needham, MA 02192-1017 

Anne Campbell Terrill and her husband have both 
recovered nicely from surgeries. They are enjoying their 
newly finished room and last summer found working in 
their gardens to be both fun and therapeutic. Both are 
golfers and have joined a Bible discussion group. 

Prudence Crandall Randall continues her social 
service, working most often with young mothers and 
elderly patients. 



'38 



60TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Arlene Wishart Sylvester 

81 Woodland Road, Auburndale, MA 02166 

Virginia Amesbury Stone and her husband have 
been enjoying their extended vacations. 

Penny DeLaney Ogrinz and Pete continued their 
motor home travels in '97 with a two-month trip to New 
England and Canada where they visited family and 
friends. Upcoming plans are for trips to Arizona and 
Colorado Springs to visit Penny's son and daughter. 



'39 



Louisa Clark Harrington 

399 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02154 

Margaret Christiansen Marbach writes "Same as 
ever — we're lucky. Looking forward to 57 m anniversary 
in May." 

Louise Johnson who, despite severe arthritis manages 
to get around fairly well, sends greetings to all her Lasell 
friends. Louise is still living at her home of 65 years in 
Bethlehem, CT. 

Jean Michael Petersen is looking forward to living at 
Lasell Village. 

Eleanor Parmer Farrar is exhibiting some of her paint- 
ings at the fine arts museum in Austin, TX. She still has 
many of her works that date back to Lasell days! 



'40 



Priscilla Sleeper Sterling 

246 Ocean Palm Drive, Flagler Beach, FL 32136-4113 

Lucy Harrison Eimer enjoys good health except for 
post-polio syndrome that limits her mobility. She has three 
grandchildren and enjoys each and every day in beautiful 
Laguna Beach, CA. 

Patricia Merrill Dunn has moved to Kennebunk, ME, 
and hopes to spend a few months in Vero Beach, where she 
and her husband, Paul, lived for some time before he 
passed away in 1996. Patricia remains very appreciative of 
the support she receives from her four children. 

Susan Ridley has moved from New York to a senior 
citizen condominium near her nephew and his family in 
Chicopee, MA. She is close to the Mass Pike and would be 
happy to have friends stop by for a visit. 

Helen Woodward Fassett helped organize a Christ- 
mas house tour and Victorian tea for the Naugatuck, CT, 
Red Cross. 



'41 



Virginia DeNyse 

900 Palmer Road, #3H, Bronxville, NY 10708 

Mary Elizabeth Allen Ryan enjoyed the beautiful 
scenery in Switzerland last fall. She was saddened and 
shocked at learning of the death of Norma Forsberg 
Burman and would be most happy if someone could pro- 
vide her with the address of either of Norma's children. 

Congratulations to Lucille Armand Boyle who wel- 
comed a great-grandson last November. 



Elaine Cook Mariner recently celebrated her 10 m 
year working in the library in Norwood, NJ. 

Virginia DeNyse enjoyed a happy visit in Milwaukee 
with Betty McGrath Brown in June 1997. Betty planned a 
Saguenay River cruise in October 1997 and enjoyed a visit 
to Washington, DC. 

We send our sincere sympathy to Mildred Lane 
Shapira whose husband died in 1996. Mil finds herself a 
thoroughly acclimated Texan and has three children. 

Louise Lorion DeVries and her husband, Hank, 
toured France last October. 

Lucille Wielandt Speight is enjoying her ballroom 
dancing. 

Doris Young Meyer moved to Jonathan's Landing in 
Jupiter, FL, last year and returns north to the Finger Lakes 
each summer to be with her children and good friends. 
Doris keeps very busy playing lots of bridge. 



'42 



Dorothy Mosher Stone 

20 Jeep Place P.O. Box 483, Mashpee, MA 02649 

Elizabeth Allen is trying physical therapy in hopes of 
improving her ankles. 

We were very sorry to learn of the death of Barbara 
Berkman Sherman's husband, David, and we send 
Barbara our deepest sympathy. 

Ruth Bowlend Eckhoff is delighted to be in good 
health at 75. She keeps active with bowling, painting, quilt- 
ing and her computer. 

Except for missing "Cricket," Jessie Dobson Salmon 
had a wonderful 55*" Reunion. Last August she took a trip 
to Italy — Venice was her favorite city — and went from 
there to Germany to attend the wedding of her exchange 
student. "Very different, but lots of fun." 

We were very sorry to hear from Shirley Egglefield 
Royal that her husband, William, died on May 8, 1997, and 
we send her our sincere condolences. Last summer Shirley 
spent her first summer in Florida in 15 years and found the 
air-conditioning to be a blessing. 

Margaret Anne Grover Scott lives in Bethesda, MD, 
not very far from the Naval Academy where her grandson 
is a senior. 

Helen Keenan Harkinson welcomed a new grandson 
in June 1996. 

Congratulations to Barbara Leonard Wiser and her 
husband, Joe, who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 
July. The Wisers enjoy their retirement with three children 
and grandchildren. 

Sally Nolan Williams is spending the winter in 
Florida. She enjoyed seeing old friends at the 55 tn Reunion. 

Jean Walters Goble had a wonderful trip to Alaska 
last August and, when we heard from her early last 
December, was looking forward to spending the holidays 
in California with her two sons and their families. 



'43 



55TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Mary Ledbetter Bastean 

12525 4th Street East, Treasure Island, FL 33706 

Word of Eleanor Ruth Davenport Walker reached us 
through Dorothy Holman Rich '45. Eleanor suffers from 
Alzheimer's Disease and is living at the Eastwood Care 
Center in Dedham. She has outlived both her husband and 
daughter. Dorothy also wrote of Edna Lyons Cray. They 
belong to the same widow's group where they see each other 
on Thursday evenings and sometimes play a little bridge. 

Elinor Kuchler Hopkins writes that she enjoyed last 
fall's visit with Priscilla Spence Hall who shared with her 
news of Lasell today as well as future plans for the College. 

Although Elsinor Prouty Mallory had her right leg 
amputated in August 1995, she is doing just fine, working 
three days each week and driving her car. 



'44 



Jean Campbell 

84 Laurel Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 

Carolyn Hill Hart and her husband, Jim, traveled to 
the Scandinavian countries last June and spent the rest of 
the summer at their home in Castine, ME. Both are looking 
forward to the Lasell alumnae gathering in Sarasota in 
March. 

Jean O'Brian Heavey has moved twice within the last 
year and is now settled in Sanford, FL, and spent a day in 
'97 with Ann Scott Lauer. It was good to hear that Jean's 
MS is under control, and that she keeps in touch with her 
former roommate. 



We were so sorry to learn from Elfreda Reck Dubin 
that her husband, Benjamin, passed away in November 
1996, and we send her our sincere condolences. Elfreda has 
three children and is grandmother to the two sons of her 
daughter, Jacqueline Dubin Foster '69. 



'45 



Nonie Lederman Carroll 

Tres Vidas, Townhouse #16E 
2335 South Ocean Boulevard 
Palm Beach, FL 33480 

Constance Arley Brown celebrated her most recent 
birthday with a trip to Alaska. 

Sarah Atwater Mesmer has been doing lots of travel- 
ing and so has missed the Lasell Cape Cod luncheons. She 
visited Florida and Nova Scotia last year and took a 
Caribbean cruise in January. 

Theresa Bergeron Hoyt experienced unforgettable 
people, sights and sounds when she recently took what 
she refers to as "My Incredible Journey," visiting China, 
Bangkok, Singapore, Bali and Hong Kong. Terry sends 
special wishes to Susan Slocum Klingbeil on being 
elected a trustee of Lasell. 

Ann Carlin Schofield spent three weeks last October 
in Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 

Lee Gamble Stanley has been retired for 12 years. 
She spends summers on Cape Cod and winters in Florida, 
"enjoying tennis, swimming, cycling, boating, eating, 
drinking, four grown grandchildren and friends old and 
new, north and south." 

Dorothy Holman Rich and a friend spend the month 
of March at the Holiday Villas m in Indian Shores, FL, 
where they have been going for many years since their 
husbands died. 

Congratulations to Mary Kelleher Dorsey and her 
husband who celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary 
in April 1996 by taking their daughter, son-in-law and two 
grandchildren to Paris. During August they spent two 
weeks on Cape Cod and keep busy playing golf and 
bridge. 

Marilyn McNie Middlebrook and her husband, Bill, 
enjoyed a wonderful cruise to the Scandinavian countries, 
Russia, Estonia and Poland last summer and in September 
moved into their new home at the Vineyards Country Club 
in Naples, FL. 

Marjorie Olson Bjork enjoyed a 20-day trip to 
Vienna, northern Italy and Paris late last year. She especial- 
ly loved the Tuscany area and would like to visit there 
again. 

Eunice Powers Buxton is the busy owner of her busi- 
ness. Her family is well and Eunice sees all her grandchil- 
dren frequently. 

Congratulations to Drucilla Roberts Bickf ord and her 
husband who celebrated their 50™ wedding anniversary 
on July 12, 1997. 

Priscilla Turnbull Lerman and her husband, Lou, are 
still cruising and enjoying life in Vero Beach, FL. 



'46 



Marilyn Blodgett Williamson 

60 Ledgelawn Avenue, Lexington, MA 02173 

Rose Emer Bucalo reports that her three-week trip to 
China in the fall of '96 was "quite an adventure." 

Raemary Chase Duryea reports that her oldest grand- 
daughter, the child of Lisa Duryea Thayer '71, began col- 
lege last fall. 

Eleanor Lincoln Cosgrove and her husband are 
retired now and the grandparents of 15. Eleanor's civic 
activities, golf and efforts to become computer literate keep 
her busy and she enjoys the cards and letters received from 
classmates. 

Mary Jane Magnusson Megroz had a wonderful visit 
with her former roommate, Barbara Harris Ryan at 
Barbara's lovely home in Sherman Oaks, CA. "Her paint- 
ings were a joy to see — she is a very talented artist." 

In the note included with her Annual Fund gift, 
Nancy Peterson Strain wrote, "It is a pleasure to share the 
good fortune Lasell helped to build." Thank you Nancy! 

Jean Watson Wetrich and her husband anticipated the 
celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary this 
February with a trip to Nova Scotia last fall and are looking 
forward to their granddaughter's wedding in October. 



Class Notes 



LASELL LEAVES WINTER/SPRING 1998 










'50 



The Class of 1947 had the largest representation at the 1997 Reunion 



'47 



Gloria Sylvia Paolella 

34 Kate's Path, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1448 

Lorna Earle Taylor had a wonderful time at her 50th 
Reunion and especially enjoyed dinner at the President's 
home. 

Marcia Kesseli Allen was in library services for 18 
years and is now retired. 

Frances Lake Gray was sorry to miss Reunion but had 
some corrective surgery at that time. Her only grandchild 
is two now, and "worth waiting for, but unfortunately he 
lives in Sweden." 

Joanne McMillan Mars was sorry to have missed 
Reunion but was moving from Michigan to Virginia at that 
time. She and her husband are now settled into a condo 
overlooking Smith Mountain Lake and are enjoying the 
fishing and warmer weather. 

Mary Kay Murray Sutton and her husband have 
moved from New Jersey to Naples, FL, and are looking for- 
ward to enjoying their retirement. 

Congratulations to Frances Oden Werly who now has 
three grandsons — 21, 18 and a brand new baby! "But you 
don't forget how to be a grandma — I am hoping the next 
will be a girl!" 

Edith Rossiter Boon writes "nothing like an old 
grandmother trying to keep up with the '90s. Have just 
gotten AOL. "Send me a note," writes Edith, and we'll be 
glad to share her e-mail address if you contact the 
Alumnae office. (See our e-mail address in Editor's Note 
immediately preceding Class Notes.) 

We were so sorry to learn that Elizabeth Williams 
McGowan's husband recently passed away and send her 
our condolences. 



'48 



50TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Nancy Larsen Bailey 

135 Exeter Road, Hampton, NH 03842-1908 

Nancy Larsen Bailey had a wonderful two-week trip 
to Sicily last November. She enjoyed traveling with her 
British companions and made many friends. 



'49 



Nancy Lawson Donahue 

52 Belmont Avenue, Lowell, MA 01852 

Corinne Capone McGuiggan enjoys keeping up with 
her three grandchildren's activities. 

We were so sorry to learn of the death of Jean Cook 
Jacobs, a loyal alumna who often hosted Lasell events in 
California. We send our sincere condolences to Jean's hus- 
band, children and many friends. 

Joining Martha Hurd Davenport and her husband 
when they celebrated their 45th anniversary last October 
were all their children, 11 grandchildren and most of their 
wedding party. Congratulations! 

Diane Palady Barry recently celebrated 25 years at her 
"choose and cut" Christmas tree farm. 

We send our sincere condolences to Kathryn Poore 
Hamel whose mother, Helen Pauline Butler Poore '21 
passed away on November 10, 1997. 



Nancy Bean Lord 
HCR 62, Box 808, 
Hope, ME 04847 

Mami Nahigian Sarkisian 
256 South Avenue, 
'Weston, MA 02193 

Joan Antun Rednor and 
Carmen Santo Grimshaw recently 
visited at Joan's home in Florida. 
Please see the accompanying photo. 
Eleanor Barton is retired from 
stockbrokering and loving it! 

Since the death of her beloved 
husband of 40 years, Bob, in 1993, 
Margot Bergstrom Semonian con- 
tinues to slowly adjust to widow- 
hood. She lives in the home on the 
Cape she and Bob built in 1991. Margot has five grandsons, 
including the identical twin sons born to her daughter, 
Nancy Semonian Mclnerney '86 in November 1996. 
Congratulations to Marion Ettinger Steinmetz! 
Already the grandmother of eight step-grandchildren, she 
welcomed her "first, very own" granddaughter in 
November 1996. 

Phyllis Farr Blanton (AKA "Electronic Granny") is 
"still burning up the roads between Bailey Island, ME, and 
Brandon, FL." Phyllis is retired and thoroughly enjoying 
her five grandchildren. She keeps busy with her computer 
and volunteer work. 

Nancy Coggeshall Foose and her husband took a 17- 
day cruise last September out of San Francisco to Baja, CA, 
Mexico, Central America and the Panama Canal. Nancy 
plans to attend her 50*" high school reunion in New Jersey 
this October. 

Jean Davies Stanley and her husband, Peter, went to 
Alaska last September for two weeks. Jean's sister, Joyce 
Davies Harrison and her husband, Dirck, were on the 
same trip. The Stanleys continued on to the Canadian 
Rockies for a week while the Harrisons visited Vancouver, 
Victoria and the Olympic Peninsula. 

It was so sad to hear from Dorothy Goehring Rourke 
that her oldest son, William, died in June 1997 as the result 
of an accidental fall at work, and we send her our deepest 
sympathy. 

Virginia Hibbert Weldon and her husband now have 
nine grandsons and 12 granddaughters. 

Last August Elizabeth Kerrivan Davidson and her 
husband, Frank, spent time in Williamsburg with the rest 
of their family. Please see Marni Nahigian Sarkisian's 
class note for further Davidson adventures. 

Elizabeth Maclnnes Deal has three grandchildren. 
She lives in Cape May, NJ, and travels whenever she gets 
the chance. 

Marilyn Munson Farrar still enjoys living on Cape 
Cod where her seven grandchildren visit, spending days at 
the beach in Osterville. 

Marni Nahigian Sarkisian and her husband, Ed, 




Joan Antun Rednor '50, her grandson Matthew, and 
Carmen Santo Grimshaw '50 visiting in Florida. 



vacationed in Italy and Germany last fall. They had a won- 
derful time and especially enjoyed a spirited evening in 
Hinterzarten with Elizabeth Kerrivan Davidson, her hus- 
band, Frank, and their daughter and son-in-law. The 
Davidsons drove from Rheinfelden, Switzerland, to meet 
the Sarkisians for dinner. 

Jean Ostrander Lowman travels quite a bit from her 
home in Florida. She plays tennis and, when we heard 
from her last fall, was planning to celebrate her mother's 
90 tn birthday and to welcome her fourth grandchild. 



We were very sorry to learn from Carmen Santo 
Grimshaw that her husband, Bob, passed away in 
November 1996, and we send her sincere condolences. 
Carmen saw Helen Graham Gordon on the Cape last 
August — they hadn't seen each other since 1954! 

Lois Schaller Toegemann spends winters in the 
Sarasota area and invites anyone coming that way to give 
her a call. She keeps in touch with Mary Jane Trainer 
Clymer, Anne Mastin Egner and Orilla Shaw Skinner. 

Barbara Schnelle Orton continues her involvement 
with Lioness Club. She and her husband have nine grand- 
children. 

Jo- Anne Secord Rier and her husband took a trip to 
the Rose Bowl Parade and Las Vegas. 

Esther Snowdon Richmond has been living in Alaska 
for 30 years. She is retired after spending 20 years as a high 
school teacher and looks forward to traveling. Esther has 
10 grandchildren and invited anyone visiting Palmer, AK, 
to call her. 

Congratulations to Jacquelyn Temperley Jennings 
who is the Granite State Senior Champion swimmer in the 
50- and 100-yard backstroke and silver medallist in 
freestyle and breaststroke for 1995 and 1996. She continues 
to write and paint with her 15 grandchildren. "Jet" winters 
in Lakeland, FL, and her recent travels included visits to 
Ireland, England and Scotland. 



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Libbie Fleet Glazer 

94 Fairfield Street, Lowell, MA 01851 

Sallyann Bartlett Abel had a fabulous, fun trip in 
October '97 to Ireland with Janet Woodward Powers and 
Marie Kohaut Dougherty. While spending the summer in 
Maine last year she enjoyed visits from Alice Pittenger am 
Joyce Weitzel Flanagan. 

Elizabeth Baumbach Hyne and her husband enjoy 
traveling in their motor home to visit friends and relatives 
in the south and northeast while catching up on American 
history. 

Janet Fornoff Hauber and her husband, Hal, have 
been married for 44 years and have five children and sever 
grandchildren. 

Joan Kearney Cormay and her husband, Ted, have sb 
children and nine grandchildren, all of whom live nearby. 
Joan keeps in touch with Doris Stewart Sutton and Nancy 
Mitchell Quinn. 

Last August Barbara Jankowski Rusch was honored 
by 80 friends and family members at a retirement party. 
She spent October in Florida with her mom and looks for- 
ward to a visit in September with her daughter and grand- 
son in Hawaii. 

Jean Kilgore Owen is now staying with and caring for 
her mother, Mildred Libby Kilgore '16, who celebrated 
her lOO" 1 birthday last July. Congratulations Mildred! Jean 
has a son and daughter. 

Marie Kohaut Dougherty enjoyed renewing her 
friendship with Sally Bartlett Abel and, when we heard 
from Marie in June, she was looking forward to a trip to 
Ireland in the fall with Janet Woodward Powers. 

Louise Marston Donnelly and her husband wel- 
comed their third grandson last December. They love to 
travel and visited France last fall and prior to that had tak- 
en a trip through the Panama Canal. Last June they spent a 
few days with Susan Baker Chase and her husband at 
their home on Martha's Vineyard. 

Barbara McRoberts Collingwood still lives in Timber 
Pines in Spring Hill, FL, but downsized to a villa there last 
November. 

Patricia Preble Foster Robison (please see Nota Bene) 
has three children and two grandchildren. 

Peggyanne Riker Miller enjoyed a trip to Britain last 
fall where she spent time in Wales, touring, meeting people 
and enjoying the scenery. Peggy still works with Shelties 
and hopes to have a Utter this spring. She spends lots of 
time with her two grandsons. 

Jeanine Wortman Post continues as director of per- 
sonal services at First Plymouth Church in Denver and 
enjoys both tennis and golf. 

Last year Janet Wyman Meade and her husband, Carl, 
enjoyed an Elderhostel course in San Diego in June and a 
two-week tour of Scandinavia in September. They then 
welcomed their two sons, wives and two grandchildren for 
Christmas. The Meades spend the month of March in 
Delray Beach. Janet keeps busy when on the Cape and 
would like to see more alums at Lasell get-togethers. So 
would we — do try to attend next time — a great opportu- 
nity to catch up with old friends! Janet would be happy to 
hear from classmates by e-mail and we will gladly share 
her address if you contact the Alumnae office. 



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Jean Aslaksen Podimsky 

6 West 14th Street, P.O. Box 57 
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 

Nancy Allen Banks has four daughters and seven 
grandchildren. She regrets having lost contact with 
Marlene Belsky Feder (knows only that Marlene remar- 
ried and was living in Florida at that time). We are sorry 
not to be able to help, Nancy, as we have Marlene listed as 
"lost" on our database. Perhaps a classmate will know 
more about her and will contact us here. 

Jean Aslaksen Podimsky continues working and is 
president of a 600+ member taxpayer association. 

Elsie Salkind Scotti had a great time at Reunion and 
hopes to make the next one in 2002! 

Joyce Wardle Chapman was sorry to have missed 
Reunion. Her business allows so little free time that 
February, April and October trips to Cape Cod and August 
in Maine have become very special. "Retirement is very 
much in the picture." Joyce has two grandsons. 



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45TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Elizabeth Keys Gage 

49 Twilight Road, Bay Head, NJ 08742 
Sylvia Pfeiffer Nesslinger 

2840 Doncaster Road, Columbus, OH 43221 

Please don't miss the terrific photo of Mary Louise 
Burke Alexander and Eva Bunzel Bulman! Although the 
two friends had kept in touch over the years they had not 
seen each other since 1953 until Eva and her husband 
traveled to Oklahoma in the spring of 1994 to visit the 
Alexanders, and then, in April 1997, the Alexanders visited 
the Bulmans at their home at "The Landings" in Savannah, 
GA. Both couples enjoyed their visits very much and 
they're planning more get-togethers. Please think about 
meeting here at Lasell for your Reunion this spring! 
Husbands, of course, are most welcome! 

Carol Buthray DeWaele has six grandchildren. 

Thanks to Dorothy Day Bardarson for last fall's won- 
derful, zany photo collage of her and Linne with the nota- 
tion that she was "running a little late getting our '96 cards 
out!" Looks like Dot is, among other things, an aviatrix, 
entertainer and artist! 

Althea Janke Gardner is looking forward to Reunion. 
She has been with Calico Corners for eight years and is 




Mary Lou Burke Alexander and Eva Bunzel Bulman 
'53, roommates at Bragdon Hall '51 and '52, taken in 
April 1997 at the Bulman's home in Savannah, GA. 



"whispering retirement." Althea and her husband, Harry, 
are the grandparents of nine. 

Tom and Betsy Keys Gage welcomed a visit from 
Elizabeth Fried Slater to their home in Bay Head, NJ, last 
August when Paddy and her husband, Ray, came east from 
California with their grandson to visit friends and relatives. 
Betsy and Paddy had a beautiful day on the beach and 
shared moments of their days at Lasell. Please see the pho- 
to that was taken that day. 



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Corinne Coyle Lydem 

7 Fitzpatrick Road, Ansonia, CT 06401 

Many thanks to class agent Corinne Coyle Lydem for 
sending along news of several classmates. 





An August 1997 visit to Betsy Keys Gage '53 from 
Paddy Fried Slater '53 



Sheila Collins Frank is semi-retired and does substi- 
tute teaching. She has six grandchildren. 

After owning her own preschool in Newton for 16 
years, Hope Duguid Dauwalter retired in 1995, and con- 
tinues her volunteer work with preschoolers and families 
in Newton. Hope enjoys having more time now for fun and 
travel. 

When we heard from her last fall, Thelma Greenberg 
Florin had two grandchildren — both little boys — and 
was anticipating the arrival of a third in January. 

Judith Hansen is planning on retiring this year and 
possibly moving to Maine. She does a lot of hiking and bik- 
ing with her grandchildren. 

We were very sorry to learn that Marilyn Hardacre 
Sell's husband passed away suddenly in January and we 
send her our sincere condolences. Bunny is busy keeping 
up with her grandchildren. 

Faith Harvey Fisler is "retired now and loving it." 

Mary "Toni" Hayden Durkee writes of a wonderful 
scenic trip to Alaska last year, where "Mt. McKinley is 
awesome." 

Anne Kemple Green is conquering the computer and 
still travels the world. 

Joy Lanner Left's daughter was married in April 1997. 
Joy is enjoying retirement near Yosemite National Park. 

Frances Mitchell Sherman is finding retirement to be 
blissful! She has taken up quilting and plans to visit the 
British Isles and Paris in May with her daughter. Frances 
now has four grandchildren. 

Joan Pickett Morrow usually visits her son and his 
family in Japan, but last spring they traveled to see her in 
California. 

Shirley Read Lupien and her husband enjoyed a 
Mediterranean cruise last June and visits from English 
friends in September and from sister-in-law Jane Lupien 
Nelson '47 and her husband. 

Sara Rojas Casarella plans to retire this spring from 
her executive secretary position with the Washington, DC 
government. Congratulations to the Casarellas on the birth 
of their new grandson. 

Eleanor Sclare Mazur and her husband, Sheldon, 
enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Grand Canyon and Zion 
National Park and were off to Hawaii last December to cel- 
ebrate their 41 st wedding anniversary. 

Shirley Sherwood Adams continues to enjoy retire- 
ment, keeping busy with quilting and sewing for the three 
new homes her children have moved into. Shirley and her 
husband, Neil, have five grandsons who live near them. 

Judy Stone Grabar is very busy at her job in Cheshire, 
CT, managing senior and other public housing. 

Joan Wilcox Kirschner and her husband are world 
travelers and have traveled throughout the United States. 



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Susan Twichell Nelson 

25 Westford Road, Concord, MA 01742 

Last fall Merna Carl Justis took an eastern 
Mediterranean cruise. 

Carol Ann Cunningham is happily planning her July 
wedding, when she will be acquiring her Chicago fiance's 
five children and four grandchildren — a whole new role! 
Best wishes to you both and please, after you're settled, 
send us a picture from the wedding and your new address. 

Patricia Downing Card enjoys her retirement and has 
heard from her Lasell roommate, Carol Ann Cunningham, 
and from Shirley Palmaccio Stolfors. When we heard 
from Pam last fall, her husband, Louis, was having physi- 
cal therapy and rehab as he recuperated from an operation 
last June. 



While on the Cape last summer, Genevieve Harold 
visited with Lucinda Nolin Johnson and Marion Locke 
Nutter. 

Congratulations to Jo Anna Loiacono Lane who, at 
age 57, returned to college and completed a bachelor's 
degree at Fox College in Oregon. Joey has a son, a daughter 
and two grandchildren. 

Marilyn Meyer Herlin has lived in Fairfield, CT, for 
38 years. She is active in real estate and antiques apprais- 
ing. She sees Betty Lalley Nelson who lives nearby and 
Valerie Montanez Barto when in Florida. 

Joan Murano Swanson's son was married last 
October. Joan and her husband attended the Lasell event 
near Rochester, NY, last fall. 

Peggy Murray Kerbaugh has a degree in dietetics and 
is a nutritionist and counselor working with the elderly, 
including her mom, who is 93. Peggy has a son and daugh- 
ter and loves to hear from friends via e-mail — we'll be 
glad to share her address with you. 

Lucinda Nolin Johnson sees Marion Locke Nutter 
frequently and plays a good bit of golf. She is "mostly" 
retired, doing nursing one or two days a week and enjoy- 
ing a little traveling, including visits to Bermuda, the 
Finger Lakes region of New York and the coast of Maine. 

Congratulations to Carol Phelps Wilk who welcomed 
her seventh grandchild, a baby boy, last fall. 

Barbara Travis Hendrick loves living in Gainesville, 
FL, for nine months every year. She plays a lot of bridge 
(both duplicate and party) and tennis. Barbara enjoys 
attending bridge tournaments and Elderhostel courses. 

Susan Twichell Nelson retired last fall and is having 
great fun with all her newfound free time. Boating on the 
Concord River is one of Susan's favorite pastimes. 



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Deanne Dario Sferrino 

10 Liberty Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803 
deannes@tekmicro.com 

Nancy Ahlgren Tewes works part-time and plays lots 
of tennis. She enjoys her seven grandchildren (all under 
age six and including a set of twin boys!) and does some 
traveling. 

Shirley Harmon Cobb enjoys her four grandchildren 
and is building a vacation home in Rangeley, ME, with an 
eye to skiing and snowmobiling. 

Deanne Dario Sferrino is office manager for TEK 
Microsystems. She and her husband enjoy traveling. They 
spent two weeks in Sicily where they found some family 
members on her husband's side who then visited the 
Sferrinos on their first trip to the United States. 

Mary Laham Shagoury and her husband, who is 
retired, have four grandchildren, all of whom live nearby. 

Congratulations to Judith Littlef ield Clark and her 
husband who welcomed their first grandchild — a boy — 
in November 1996. 

Patricia Luchka Butterworth works for the U.S. 
Government and enjoys living in West Greenwich, RI. She 
has six grandchildren. 

Joyce Maroni Gomes is in the antiques business. She 
has two grandchildren living in Dedham, not too far from 
her home in Rumford, RI. When we heard from her last fall 
Joyce was planning a trip to Las Vegas. 

Frances Nettleton Konsella visited Lasell last fall and 
noticed wonderful improvements. She and her husband, 
Phil, came east from Colorado to visit her father and 
enjoyed the splendid fall foliage here in New England. 
Frances has two young grandsons who also live in 
Colorado. 

Virginia Paolillo Lawlor planned on spending two 
weeks in New London, CT, this past summer with Karen 
Bloom Wenc. 

Ann Pasquale Kibort now has two grandchildren. 

Sally Quicke Reiss likes the Lasell page on the 
Internet. "I look forward to watching Lasell College contin- 
ue its forward momentum as it meets the challenges of 
2000." 

We extend to Suzanne Wadsworth Jonas our sincere 
sympathy on the death of her mother, Dorothy Aseltine 
Wadsworth '26. 



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Ada Whitmore Suydam 

35 Carey Road, Needham, MA 02194 

We are terribly sorry to inform you of a car crash in 
Texas in January that took the life of Sally Barnes Earl and 
her husband. Sally had attended last summer's Class of 
1957 Reunion at Carol Preater Feldmann's house on the 
Cape. Please see the photographs of that happy group. 
These friends, five of whom were nursing students, have 



Class Notes 



LASELL LEAVES. WINTER/SPRING 1998 



contributed to the Constance Milner Scholarship Fund in 
memory of Sally. 

Congratulations to Ann Bidwell Sanborn who has 
welcomed her first grandchild — a baby girl. Ann keeps 
busy with University of New Hampshire sports and travel- 
ing to visit her children who are scattered across the coun- 
try. 

Patricia Dessureau Mercier has taken early retirement 
and is enjoying her nine grandchildren, traveling and hob- 
bies such as knitting and sewing. 

Marcia James Carthaus is enjoying a fulfilled retire- 
ment that includes volunteer work at the Minnesota Zoo, 
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Edina Resource 
Council. She plays golf and, with her husband, enjoyed a 
barging trip on the Coast of Burgundy. 

Carolyn LeGoff Hogan and her husband have been 



she visited with Bette Stubbe Carcano and Carol 
Christopher. All three are hoping for a large Reunion 
turnout. (Please don't miss the great photo Gail sent.) 



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Linda Gould Marshall 
2002 Freedom Lane, 
Falls Church, VA 22043 
jgm2001@aol.com 

Joan Conradi McLaughlin welcomed her ninth 
grandchild, a baby girl, last September. 

Joanne Curtis Island has focused on sales within 
the educational market place. Her three 
children are married and Joanne has three 
grandchildren. She has great fun singing 
with a Sweet Adeline chapter. 

Nancy Ferguson Chapman has three 
daughters and two granddaughters. Her 
middle daughter was married last May. 



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"The Nurses" of '57 at their 40th Reunion '97: Left to right: Sonia 
Altland Griffith, Sue Stroup Gilbert, Sally Barnes Earl (deceased 
January '98), Carol Preater Feldmann, Ann Pearson Proctor 



traveling extensively, including trips to Horida, California 
and Paris. Both of their daughters were married last year. 

Christine Palluotto Gaudio notes that, as she gets old- 
er, she looks back more often to her dear friendships at 
Lasell and sends greetings to you all. 

Very best wishes to Mary Lou Reich Cushner Payne 
on her recent marriage (please see Nota Bene). Mary Lou, 
whose youngest daughter was married in 1996, now has 
two grandchildren. 

Now that she has retired, Ada Whitmore Suydam is 
enjoying traveling and doing what she wants to! 



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40TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 

Betty Anderson Fairchild 

5 Grennan Road, West Hartford, CT 06107 



Faith Bowker Maloney 

63 Burnt Swamp Road, 
Wrentham, MA 02093 

Barbara Bogert Wahlberg is busy with 
volunteer and church work and with read- 
ing and golf. Her daughter, Susan Wahlberg 
Morch '88, is married and has bought her 
first home. 

Elaine Gagnon Wheaton sends greet- 
ings to her Converse House friends — she 
often thinks of you. (It's not too early for all 
of you to start thinking about attending 
Reunion 2000!) 

Phyllis Gordon Heckt enjoys every minute of her 
retirement and recently took a trip to the Scandinavian 
countries. She has two children and expected her second 
grandchild this past October. Phyllis lives not far from the 
two casinos in Connecticut and invites any Gardner House 
'60 classmate to call her if you are in that area. 

Barbara Jacoby Adelstein substitute teaches and is 
anticipating the August wedding of her daughter. 

Very best wishes for continuing success to Carrol 
McKay Stephens. She is founder and president of 
Supportive Living, Inc., creating housing with supportive 
services for persons with brain injuries. 



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Beverly Dansky Singer is happy and proud to 
announce the birth of her first grandchild. Congratulations! 

Congratulations to Carole Paolino Cohen who has 
recently welcomed a new granddaughter, the child of 
Cynthia Pliakas Smith '85, Carole's daughter. 

Meade Simpson Fasciano is very much into biking. 
Last August she biked along the Danube in Germany and 
Austria and this year will peddle around Denmark. Meade 
has moved to Cambridge, MA, and loves city life. 

Gail Winalski Burd traveled to Oregon last fall to 
baby-sit two granddaughters and stopped in Denver where 




Members of the Class of '57 at Carol Feldmann's place on 
Cape Cod following Reunion '97: Sitting L to R: Sue Stroup 
Gilbert, Carol Preater Feldmann, Sonia Altland Griffith. 
Standing L to R: Carol Juechter Dixon, Ann Pearson 
Proctor, Sally Barnes Earl (deceased January 1998), Joan 
Deshefy Patenaude, Eileen Conradi Lynch, Merle Frylinck 
Craig 



Ann Porcaro Mucera 

6 Windsor Road, Lynnfield, MA 01940 

Gail Bingle Staunton's daughter was married in 
November, 1996. 

Carolyn Bird Murray, Barbara Carberry Haddad, 
Sharon Handley House, and Donna Skillings Kessler 

enjoyed lunch together, catching up during a visit to the 
Portland Museum of Art on a beautiful day in Maine last fall. 
Congratulations to Sandra Carter Colley who will by 
now be a grandmother for the second time. Her son 
planned to adopt a little girl from Russia last summer. 

We were sorry to learn of the death of Barbara Cole 
French's father and send her our deepest sympathy. 

Sharon Handley House and her husband, Max, 
have five granddaughters. Sharon works nights in 
OBG /nursery. 

Laura Jensen and her husband, John Hyer, will 
be moving to North Carolina this March. They plan to 
continue their recruiting business. "... this isn't a retire- 
ment move, just a chance to side-step heavy winters and 
elongate the golfing season." Laura was deeply 
disappointed in Lasell's decision to go co-ed, but will 
"continue to be supportive of its future and proud of its 
heritage." 

Jane Parsons Dolbier continues to meet roommates 
Linda Grean Curtis, Jane Kendrigan, Lynn Kief er Holt 
• and Carol Healy McKinnon on Cape Cod for golf and 
dinners. Jane has five grandchildren, travels and plays 
as much golf as she can. 

Please don't miss the picture Elizabeth Schwingel 
Sullivan sent which was taken the day she spent with 
her Lasell roommate, Debbie Tracey Haas, in Denver 
last September. It was the first time the two had met in 
36 years and they had a great visit. 

Peggy Ullman Cohen has a granddaughter and her 
family is well and happy. 

Joan Sycle Norwitz welcomed her third grandchild 
in March 1997. She and her husband, Martin, have both 




Bette Stubbe Carcano, Gail Winalski Burd, and Carol 
Christopher '58 in Evergreen CO, fall 1997. 



retired and are enjoying a less regimented life. Joan sends 
greetings to all. 



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Linda Resnick Baer 

9 Columbine Drive, Nashua, NH 03063 
LindaBaer@aol.com 

Congratulations to Linda Bald Lathrop who wel- 
comed her first grandchild, a little boy, last December. 

Linda Resnick Baer and her husband, Bob, met Ingrid 
Jonason Burch and her husband, Art, for lunch while vaca- 
tioning in South Carolina earlier this year. Linda and Bob 
recently celebrated their 25 m anniversary and planned a 
February trip to Antigua to celebrate. Linda reminds class- 
mates: "Although only 11 of us were at our 35" 1 reunion, 
we had a wonderful time. We challenge you to plan now to 
turn out for our 40 ." 

Francine Cohn Jaffe is enjoying the busy excitement 
preceding her daughter's October wedding. 

We were so sorry to leam from Virginia Fletcher 
Yagovane that her husband, Bill, passed away suddenly on 

December 3, 
1997, the day 
they were to 
move from 
Branf ord to 
Cheshire, CT. 
"Thanks to 
wonderful 
friends, the 
move went 
ahead; however, 
I am still recov- 
ering, needless 
to say, being 
excited about 
moving to a 
brand new con- 
dominium in a 
new town and 
adjusting to 
being alone." 
We wish you 
the best Ginger. 
Ginger Martin Paradise is moving to St. Armands, 
FL, and looks forward to "no more cold weather." 

Betsey Mercer Rockett and Bill were married last 
November. They had been high school sweethearts and in 
1990 reconnected at their 30 tn high school reunion! Betsey 
has two granddaughters and sends greetings to all her 
classmates. 

Carol Miller Glassman sends greetings to her 
Hawthorne House friends. 

Judith Moss Feingold has her master's degree from 
Heller School at Brandeis University and works as a man- 
agement consultant in health care administration. 

She and her husband, Roger, have two daughters. 
Doris Orben Campbell and her husband, Don, are 
retired and living in North Carolina where they enjoy the 
beautiful Smokey Mountains while taking walks and hikes. 
Dee continues her work with Mary Kay Cosmetics — "the 
best of both worlds." 

Linda Strecker Thorn was sorry to have missed 
Reunion. She and her husband were en route from 
Daytona Beach to Niantic, CT, on their winter home, "Sea 
Smoke," a 36-foot boat which they live aboard from mid- 
September through May. 

The New Canaan, CT, Historical Society's 1997 
Christmas card was the third designed for them by 
Virginia Tsouros Taylor. It depicts the New Canaan 
railroad station all decked out in its holiday best. Virginia 
also paints portraits and has exhibited throughout New 
England and in Maryland and Michigan. 



Elizabeth Schwingel Sullivan and 
roommate Debbie Tracey Haas 
'61, together in Denver for the 
first time in 36 years! 



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Class Notes 



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35TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Carolyn White Amdurer's daughter is a recent college 
graduate. 



ding on Martha's Vineyard. Deborah's other two daughters 
are happy with their work in law and insurance. 



Karin Skooglund Bartow 

48 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA 02025 

kbartow@forum.com 



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Judith Adelson Wein's son graduated from college in 
December 1996 and her daughter was married last August. 

Carol Bradley Sullivan and her husband recently 
became grandparents to their daughter's son. All live in 
Raleigh, NC. 

Susan Coster Malsin saw Vivian Ash Gallagher and 
Jan Slocum Shipe last November. Susan has moved to a 
bigger house "so we can have company" and has bought a 
small boating business in Oxford, MD. 

Karen LaRochelle Baker is a MSN/LD specialist with 
the Plymouth Public Schools. 

Priscilla May Alden is a weaver living in Ocean Point, 
ME. She owns Starfish Studio in Damariscotta and has 
studied and taught weaving throughout New England. 
Priscilla's vibrant tapestries adorned the walls of Miles 
Memorial Hospital's lobby area during her one-woman 
exhibit last November 29 through January 9. 

Congratulations to Patricia Perry Polidor who cele- 
brates the 10 m anniversary of her business, "Strictly 
Britain," this year. Pat keeps in touch with Ruth DeWitt 
Ghia, Joan Keefe Feloney, Joy Raymond Carey and 
Dianne Farr Vigil and is looking forward to Reunion '99. 

Janet Ramsbotham Blake works at the adult college 
of the University of New Hampshire — the College for 
Lifelong Learning — and is working on her bachelor's 
degree there. She has a son and daughter. 

Colleen Welch Jeans works as an educational consul- 
tant and welcomed her second grandson last September. 
Colleen visited Debbie Werner Forbes in Scottsdale in 
May. 



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Linda Foster Nixon 

350 Stage Island Road, P.O. Box 662 

Chatham, MA 02633-0662 
Susan Layng Bogle 

11605 S.W. 103rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33176 

Marijayne Dizenzo Jensvold joined President de Witt 
and other alums at the Lasell gathering in Washington, DC, 
last fall. 

Linda Foster Nixon writes "We're building a new 
house in Chatham and the jury is still out on how much 
fun this journey will be. Hoping to participate in Cape Cod 
alumnae events." 

Congratulations to Julia Gurka Kubaska who wel- 
comed her first grandchild — a boy — last May. 

Roberta Krasnow Goldstein and her husband, Lenny, 
moved to the Melbourne, FL, area last June. Their sons are 
still in Massachusetts and Roberta looks forward to seeing 
them on vacations. She is adjusting now to her new seaside 
community and "job hunting will come later." 

Eleanor Lamson Brewster and her husband, Bruce, 
are the grandparents of two boys and two girls who keep 
them young in mind and body. Eleanor is busy with her 
preschool job. We were sorry to learn from Eleanor last fall 
that Bruce was battling melanoma and we hope he contin- 
ues to make good progress. 

Camille Macmillin Landry received her master's 
degree from Boston University in 1994 and is a women's 
golf coach there. 

Dorothy Searles Woods is secretary to the principal of 
Plymouth North High School. She and her husband have a 
son and daughter and two grandchildren. 



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Sue Bratenas Gannon 

4 Gloria Lane, North Reading, MA 01864 
Faye Gorfinkle Stoller 

112 Bittersweet Lane, Randolph, MA 02368 

Nancy Andrews Allaire is a sales representative for 
dinnerware and gifts in the Boston area. She has a daugh- 
ter and two sons. 

Susannah Landis is happily teaching English as a sec- 
ond language to adults, a full-time position that exposes 
her to a diverse group of people from many lands and cul- 
tures. 

Elinore Lowe Kinczel would love to hear from friends 
who lived in Ordway House. 



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Kathryn Morgan Lucey 

165 Concord Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02162 

Continued good health to Barbara Bunce Clark who 

is a five-year breast cancer survivor. She has lived in 
Denver for 30 years now and has an eight-year-old son. 
Bonnie saw Gwynne Gates Cosgriff who lives in 
Leadville, CO, and we were so sorry to learn that Gwynne 
lost her husband in April 1996. 

Heather Hines Peterson lives in San Antonio and 
recently met and re-established a friendship with a nursing 
classmate, Aimee Gutmann Gage, who lives only blocks 
from Heather's son in Carrollton! 

After Ann Hudson North and Ellen Wagner Call 
graduated from Lasell they were roommates in 
Washington, DC, while working there for the government. 
The two friends have kept in touch and, 30 years after they 
left DC, were reunited during a visit in Maine 
last fall. 



'68 



30TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Judith Fellows Skehan 

P.O. Box 422, Hallowell, ME 04347-0422 

We hope, as are Heather Heath Reed and her hus- 
band, Bill, that you're looking forward to Reunion and 
planning to attend. 

Jackie Hoffmeier Lard looks forward to seeing all her 
fellow Nason House alums at Reunion. Since last she saw 
everyone, Jackie quit her job, returned to school at the 
University of Connecticut and plans to graduate in 
December of this year. 

Beverly Johnston Jenkins is general partner for her 
own business, "Bev and Betty's Beautiful Windows." 

Mary Millard Aldrich's daughter graduated from col- 
lege last May and is living and working in Phoenix, AZ. 

After qualifying with a three-hour, 46-minute 
marathon at Sugarloaf in 1997, Hope Rose Angier is plan- 
ning to run the Boston Marathon this spring. Good luck, 
Hope! The Lasell students will be cheering you on as you 
come around the corner onto Commonwealth Avenue! 



'69 



Mary Ann Mitchell Beaver 

80 Carriage Drive, South Windsor, CT 06074 

Marie Fratoni has moved to Atlanta and has been 
working as a success coach for the past ten years. 

Sally Layng Crapser is the recycling coordinator for 
the town of Granby, CT, where she lives with her husband 
and three teenage children. Sally also has a freelance 
graphic design business. 



'70 



Constance Farley Whittall 

Long Hill, Rowley, MA 01969 

Marcia Morin Hayward was married last 
year to Richard Dunnell. She has a son and 
daughter and is an assistant principal of a 
high school in central New Hampshire. 



'72 



Diane Henault-Tosi 

39 Ladds Way, Scituate, MA 02066-1901 
Gwfll9@mail.idt.net 

Mary Ettari has been a physician assistant since grad- 
uating from Duke 17 years ago. She is president of the 
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and currently 
with a family practice in Stuart, FL. 



'73 



25TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 

Lorraine Woodman-Patti 

128 Ball Hill Road, Berlin, MA 01503 



'74 



Sharon Cowles Kroker 

76 Afterglow Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044-5120 

Linette Bowers has two sons and is a substitute at an 
elementary after school program. She is also a seamstress 
and teaches Sunday school. 

Kathleen Demers Barbato continues to enjoy basket- 
ball and has coached her three children in recreational 
leagues. Twenty-five years ago she played on the first 
Western Massachusetts girls' basketball title team and now 
Kathy has again begun playing in pickup games. 

Michelle Deubel Roderick is the director of the 
preschool program at Lincoln-Sudbury High School, a pro- 
gram working in conjunction with the early childhood 
class taught at the high school. 

Congratulations to Barbara Hirschfield Henry who 
was recently elected first selectman in Roxbury, CT. 

Kathleen O'Brien Shea is currently employed by St. 
John Fisher College, Department of Nursing, as manager of 
the learning resource center. 



'75 



Pamela Brigham Lippincott 

55 John Scott Boulevard, Norton, MA 02766 
Adoree Kapopoulos McGillvary 

32 Shallow Pond Lane, East Falmouth, MA 02536 

Barbara Beck Cohan misses all her Lasell friends and 
would like to send her love to Patty Narlo Bleauana. 

Unfortunately we have Patty listed as "lost" — we'd be 
delighted if anyone could share her address with us. 

Betsy Betzold Miller enjoyed the adventure of a life- 
time last summer when she attended and was an instructor 
at a Mayan Pottery workshop in the rain forests of Belize in 
Central America. She found that the country and its people 
are both very beautiful — "a great place for families to 
explore together!" 

Laura Kaplan Ouellet sends greetings to her Lasell 
friends. Her oldest son is a college freshman and a second 
son will follow close behind. Laura works part-time as a 
medical assistant in women's health. 






'71 



Susan Johnson Roach 
182 Curtis Road, 
Middlebury, CT 06762 

Mary Hobler Hyson displayed her pho- 
tographic works in exhibits in Cheshire and 
Southington, CT, last year. One photograph 
was selected for the Connecticut Vision Juried 
Show at the Mattatuck Museum in 
Waterbury. 

Kathryn Lockwood Benson is a product 
specialist with LPA Software Inc. She has a 
son and daughter. 

Deborah Moss Barron's youngest 
daughter is engaged and the Barron family is 
looking forward to her Labor Day '98 wed- 




Deborah Moss Barron '71, her husband, Ken, daughters Melissa, 
Nichole, and Samantha, with Koty, the family's dog. 



Class Notes 



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'76 



Rosemary Balberchak Koenig 

96 Tidewater Farm Road, Stratham, NH 03885 

Rosemary Balberchak Koenig is very disappointed 
that Lasell will begin to accept men this fall. 

Theresa Gillis Bomal has made a career change. After 
17 years as a nursing supervisor, she has taken a position 
as clinical instructor for the clinical resources department 
at Symmes Hospital and Medical Center in Arlington, MA. 



'77 



Kathleen Finnegan 

22 Patricia Lane, Darien, CT 06820 



'78 



20TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Sylvia Allen Hazard 

41 Nantrin Terrace, Milford, CT 06460 
Mary Ann Templeton Murray 

111 Tanner Street, Manchester, CT 06040 

Sheree Loftus has a one-year-old son and is the recipi- 
ent of an NPF grant for five years for Parkinson Clinical 
Center in New York City. 

Katharine Willet Converse lives in Ogden, UT, where 
she enjoys skiing and hiking. Kathy has a five-year-old 
daughter and works in a local emergency room. 



'79 



Betsy De Rosa Wolfe 

5 Martha Drive, Derry, NH 03038 
Patricia Drohan 

3100 S. Manchester Street, #636, Falls Church, VA 22044 

Rhonda Cohen enjoys working on the road for R.J. 
Reynolds Tobacco Co. while living on the south shore near 
Boston. Ronnie travels to Phoenix to visit her sister and to 
Florida to see her parents and says hello to classmates. 



'80 



Patricia Wells Velaj 

2 Glen Road, Greenwich, CT 06830-5717 

Emily Renz Barron works as a financial coordinator. 
She and her husband live in Natick, MA, and travel a great 
deal. 



'81 



Karen Rabatsky Rosenthal 

242 Eastwind Drive, Manchester, NH 03104 

Congratulations to new mom Amanda Bulette 
Coakley (please see Nota Bene), who has completed her 
doctoral coursework in nursing at Boston College and is 
now working on her dissertation. 

Dolores Delia Morte Miller is working for Hospice 
on Cape Cod and for Hearts and Hands, an organization 
helping families with medically fragile children. 

Amanda Gerrity Gebhardt works at Paine Webber. 

Ranae Stone O'Neil has been promoted to assistant 
vice president for residential lending at the Granite Bank in 
Keene, NH. She is responsible for underwriting residential 
mortgages for sale to the secondary market, including fed- 
eral and state housing programs. Ranae and her husband, 
David, have two children. 



'82 



Cynthia Osborne Jorgensen 

33 Fairview Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4414 

We send our sincere condolences to Karin Albert 
Copeland whose father passed away last October. 

Samantha Fredericks is the new director of aircraft 
sales for J.F. Fredericks Tool Company. She will provide 
sales service support for current customers and will be 
involved in further market development. 



Virginia Minor O'Malley and Rosalind Deacon are 

looking forward to spending their spring break in Arizona. 
Please see Nota Bene for Melinda Simensky Whitman 
and her husband, Larry's, new addition who joins their 
four-year-old daughter. 



'83 



15TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Janice Wright Moran 

10 Lauren Road, Plymouth, MA 02360 

Pell Kennedy Graves plans to attend Reunion and 
wonders if she'll see you there. 



'84 



Kari Sullivan 

2 Cross Street, Essex, CT 06426-1112 

Darlene Leason is studying occupational therapy at 
North Shore Community College. 



'85 



Wendy Bloom Kelley 

36 Wayside Road, Westborough, MA 01581 



'86 



Amy Sloane 

2302 Gilpin Avenue, 2F, Wilmington, DE 19806 



'87 



Cecilia Coleman 

829 Arguello Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118 
Angela Bonacci-Quinn 

222 Marlborough Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06430 

Christina Lopes-Orszulak so enjoyed seeing friends 
at Reunion '97. She and Paul have moved to Hackettstown, 
NJ, where Christina is doing well working at Mars, Inc. 

Congratulations to Lee Ann Mattucci-Stephens who 
gave birth to healthy, identical twin girls last October 
(please see Nota Bene). The baby girls join their sister who is 
almost two now. Lee Ann and her family purchased their 
first home in 1996. 

Amy Schuller Kennedy and her husband, Mark, have 
a son and daughter. 



'88 



10TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 

Debra Sansone 

27-2 Lincoln Road, #2, Newton, MA 02158 
Wendy Gromko 

2032 Briar Hill Lane, Atlanta, GA 30324 

Mina Capanna Spadaro and her husband, Greg, 
relocated to Vero Beach, FL, where Mina is enjoying being 
a full-time mom to their one-year-old son. 

Wendy Gromko has been promoted to the merchant 
services representative for Colonial Bank-Georgia, in 
Atlanta, and looks forward to Reunion '98 — hope all will 
plan to attend your 10th. 

Debra Sansone, Tierney Roddy and Valerie Gagnon 
Simmons bumped into each other at Castle Hill in Newport, 
RI, over last Labor Day weekend. (Please see photo). 

Susan Wahlberg Morch is a benefits administrator for 
Buck Consultants in Secaucus, NJ. 



'89 



Georgia Moran Livziey 

205 G Street, Box 11, Turners Falls, MA 01376-1033 
Annemarie Graziano Caloggero 

7 White Avenue, Maynard, MA 01754 

Jodi Humphrey is working at Beth Israel Deaconess 
Medical Center as a human resource generalist. 



'90 



Jennifer Egan 

P.O. Box 514, Canada Lakes, NY 12034 

Jane TinkhamBurns enjoys receiving the Leaves and 
finding out what classmates have been up to. 

Christie Cornwell is a psychologist with the North 
Reading, MA, Public Schools. 

Congratulations to Wendy Desrosiers Reiter, who 
passed (on her first try!) the CPA exam in November 1996. 
Wendy now has a new job as an accountant with Franchise 
Finance Corporation of America. 

Diane O'Donnell has been appointed an administra- 
tive assistant in charge of customer service and customer 
relations at the North Abington Co-Operative Bank. 



'91 



Natalie Woods Howe 

33 Orris Street, Auburndale, MA 02166 

Heather Anderson has returned to Central 
Connecticut State University and plans to become a certi- 
fied teacher for pre-kindergarten through third grade. 

Valerie Arndt moved last September to Surabaya, 
Indonesia, where she will be teaching English as a second 
language. 



'92 



Stormy Horton Bell 

294 South Washington Ave., #79, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 

MsStormy@aol.com 
Michelle Strathie 

St. Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Avenue 

West Hartford, CT 06117 

Allyson Hazel Constantine has been promoted to 
training store manager of the Talbots store in Hingham. 

Lara Marks is working with pre-schoolers at The Kids 
Place in Wilbraham, MA, while taking courses at American 
International College to fulfill requirements for a bachelor's 
degree in early childhood education. 




Tierney Roddy, Debra Sansone and Valerie Gagnon 
Simmons '88, Labor Day '97, in Newport, RI. 



Sherri Scichilone Collins, now the mother of two 
(please see Nota Bene) continues to run her own daycare 
business. 

Congratulations to Masami Tsuda Reas who graduat- 
ed with a degree in American Studies from the University 
of Kansas in May 1997. 



'93 



5TH REUNION 
MAY 29-31, 1998 



Gayle Lucido Movalli 

309 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 

Elizabeth Bottinick is working as a nursery school 
teacher at the 92 nd Street YMCA in New York City and is 
also studying for her master's degree in education at 
Hunter College. 



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participants are, and WHAT ARE THEY DOING? Please respond to the 
Alumnae Affairs Office. By email: kgill@lasell.edu. By snail mail: 1844 
Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02166. 



Rachel Noah received her bachelor's 
degree in fine arts from Framingham State 
College in December 1996. 

Cynthia Willis has moved to Florida 
and works as a kindergarten teacher in a pri- 
vate school. 



'95 



'94 



Kristine Bell 

Office of Residence Life, Providence College 
Providence, RI 02918, Kbelll8786@aol.com 

Kristine Bell received her master's in education, 
summa cum laude, from Suffolk University in May 1997 and 
is a residence director at Providence College. 

Jodi Donovan has purchased a home. 



Carrie Lempke 

705 Skipwith Road, 
Virginia Beach, VA 23462 
Deborah Lestch 
9 Edgebrook Lane, Monsey, NY 10952 

Thanks to Debbie Lestch for sending 
along news of so many classmates. Debbie is 
currently a substitute teacher in her local 
school system, works for Troll Book Company in 
customer service and on weekends at Express. 
She takes a class one night a week and looks 
forward to student teaching in the fall. 

Karen French likes working as a physi- 
cal therapist assistant at Liberty Commons in 
Chatham, MA. 

Amy Galeota is enjoying her job as a 
FTA at Mediplex of Weathersfield, CT. 

Carrie Lempke has been promoted to sales manager 
for the local corporate market at Omni Waterside Hotel in 
Norfolk, VA. 

Congratulations to Tracy McDonald who completed 
her master's degree last May and now is certified in ele- 
mentary ed 1-6 and special ed as well. She is planning her 
July wedding and has asked Lisa Wallat to be a brides- 
maid. Tracy works in the Wrentham school system as the 
support specialist who is responsible for first grade stu- 
dents working above or below grade level. 



After graduation, Susan Pang visited China, her 
"mother country." Susan has made a career change and is 
working in hotel management. Busy planning her 
wedding, Susan also takes care of her parents and her 
fiance's mother. 

Michelle Sirles has ventured into several different 
kinds of work and is now with a temp service, where she's 
"done everything from receptionist to administrative 
assistant." 

Linsley Stone is pursuing a bachelor's degree at 
U Mass, Boston where she is majoring in sociology and 
minoring in psychology. 

Kellie Wilkins is planning her May wedding and 
working as a physical therapy assistant. 



'96 



Julia Torres 

90 Nichols Avenue, Watertotvn, MA 02172 

Nicole Positano is in her second year of the Air Force 
Management Training Program in Lodging at Eglin Air 
Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. 



'97 



Mary Lynch 

57 Manners Avenue, Brockton, MA 02401-1418 

Kristie DeLeo plans to attend Rivier College to earn 
her B.A. in social work. 

Rochelle Manuel is an accountant with Fidelity 
Investments in Boston. 

Carrieann Ray is a preschool teacher at Neponset 
Children's Center in Norwood. 




MARRIAGES 



Patricia Preble Foster '51, to Donald Robison, on August 17, 1996 

Barbara Hammett Mills '55, to Tom Elkinton, on August 10, 1997 

Mary Lou Reich Cushner '57, to Joseph F. Payne, on April 5, 1997 

Betsy Mercer Henderson '62, to William Rockett, on November 1, 1997 

Claire Lipton Katz '63, to Mel Zimmers, on June 15, 1997 

Camille Macmillin Brams '65, to Mr. Landry, in December 1996 

Wendy Tumbull '78, to Raymond Perry, on October 25, 1997 

Nancy Catten '80, to Scott Reyburn 

Donna Luddy '82, to Damian Denegre in July, 1997 

Paula Richard '83, to James A. Myers, on May 3, 1997 

Nancy Titus '84, to Kevin Laliberte, on August 17, 1997 

Jennifer Curran '88, to Gary D. Pelletier, on May 17, 1997 

Kristen Mullen '89, to Marc Tavares 

Lisa Sammartano '92, to Michael Dallaire 

Helen Conroy '93, to Paul Ghostlaw, on October 19, 1996 

Johanne Breton '94, to Bradley Richardson, on August 23, 1997 

Jomarie Santana '94, to Sal Piccirillo, on September 6, 1997 

Kimberly Allen '96, to Craig Bernero, on August 30, 1996 

Tammy Proulx '96, to Matthew Roy 

Lauren Abbott '97 to Patrick Kenny, on May 24, 1997 

Denise Lorette '97 to John DallaCosta 

BORN TO: 

Kathleen Finnegan '77, a daughter, Emma Grace, on July 24, 1997 
Karin Albert Copeland '82, a daughter, Taylor Jacqueline, on May 2, 1997 
Melinda Simensky Whitman '82, a son, Michael, on March 23, 1997 
Wendy Bosse Alexopoulos '85, a son, Drew, on June 30, 1997 
Nancy Semonian Mclnerney '86, twin sons, Aaron Walter and Andrew Robert, 
on November 9, 1996 

Lee Ann Mattucci-Stephens '87, twin daughters, Emily and Olivia, on October 24, 1997 
Christine Alexander Neagle '88, a son, Jeremy Scott, on April 14, 1997 
Michelle Forget White '89/'95, a son, Brenden Matthew, on March 24, 1997 
Theresa Harris Helger '89, a son, Zachary Ryan, on August 2, 1997 
Caroline Wainwright '91, a son, Corey David Tulloch, on March 14, 1997 
Jo Anne Padula Fournier '92, a son, Andrew David, on August 5, 1997 



Sherri Scichilone Collins '92, a son, Travis Raymond, on September 15, 1997 
Anita Place Provencher '93, a daughter, Madison Maria, on November 7, 1997 
Julia Torres '96, a daughter, Kayla Victoria, on November 5, 1997 

DEATHS 

Helen Pauline Butler Poore '21, on November 10, 1997 

Grace Warner Strickland '21, on November 11, 1997 

Helen Perry '24, on November 30, 1997 

Alberta Wight Wilson '25, on November 25, 1997 

Dorothy Aseltine Wadsworth '26, on January 29, 1998 

Marjorie Maxfield Smith '27, on September 1, 1997 

Dorothy Everett Clowes '29, on November 24, 1997 

Ruth McGovern Gallivan '29, on June 16, 1997 

Helen Jordan Cutler '30, on December 1, 1996 

Dorothy Meeker Buttle '30, on September 8, 1997 

Karin Eliasson Monroe '31, in October 1997 

Elizabeth Foster '31, on December 23, 1996 

Ruth Kniep Wetmore '32, on June 8, 1997 

Margaret DuBois Alexander '33, in 1996 

Dorothy Guest Harney '33, in August, 1997 

Elizabeth Maitland Dunn '34, in 1996 

Hilda Wood Ziegler '35, on November 11, 1997 

Jane Arend Durbin '36, on July 23, 1997 

Jane Black Lynde '38, on January 3, 1998 

Carole Myers Lowe '38, on October 15, 1997 

Avis Higgiston Collins '39, on May 7, 1997 

Helen Wight Weeks '40, on June 7, 1997 

Mary McGrath Linnenberg '40, on January 28, 1997 

Jeanne Walsh Nichols '41, on August 19, 1997 

Bette McGar Stoughton '42 

Dorothy Phipps Ramsay '42, on December 25, 1997 

Jean Zimmermann Sudyk '42 

Laura Bannon Protze '43, on September 24, 1997 

M. Pauline Keefe Callahan '43 

Vida Pike Morrison '43, on September 30, 1997 

Katherine Foehr Sanford '45, on September 13, 1997 

Elizabeth Groth Johnsen '45, on June 16, 1997 

Barbara Rich Chase '47 on December 25, 1997 

Elizabeth Bain Hagerstrom '48, on August 3, 1997 

Ann Challice Castle '49 

Jean Cook Jacobs '49, on December 19, 1997 

Joan DeFrehn Brown'49, on October 19, 1997 

Martha Edwards Whippen '51, on July 10, 1997 

Carolyn Gould McKinney '52, on September 12, 1997 

Mary Elizabeth Moore Plunkett '52, in August 1997 

Dorothy Jepsky Offersen '53, on November 12, 1997 

Jean Smith DiLeone '53, on May 14, 1997 

Sally Barnes Earl '57, on January 17, 1998 

Nancy Gronquist Warner '59, on July 30, 1997 

Nancy Trudeau White '61, on September 9, 1997 

Christine McKegg Mungello '65, on December 19, 1997 

Heather Johnson '66, on March 9, 1997 

Louise Harshaw Phelan '71, on September 5, 1997 

Virginia Moss Clough '75, on August 14, 1997 

Sara Brown Converse '76, on November 29, 1997 

Pamela Barker Mace '83, on July 26, 1997 

John Lenz Arnold, former financial officer of Lasell, on October 6, 1997 

Pauline Hayden Godfrey, former teacher, on December 24, 1997 



Class Notes 



LASELL LEAVES WINTER/SPRING 1998 



GIVING & RECEIVING 

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 

and Lasell agrees to pay the donor (or her des- 
ignated beneficiary) a set dollar amount every 
year for life. The payment stream to the donor 
is not affected by the investment performance 
of the gifted amount. The annual dollar 
amount received by the donor will remain the 
same throughout the contract, and the pay- 
ments are backed by the full faith and credit of 
Lasell College. The minimum gift to establish a 
gift annuity at Lasell is $10,000. 

Charitable remainder trusts are custom-tai- 
lored by the donor, her attorney and tax advi- 
sors, the College, and our trust administrators 
at Mellon Private Capital Management in 
Boston to accomplish the donor's specific gift, 
income and tax objectives. As such, charitable 
remainder trusts are more complicated and 
time-consuming to establish than gift annuities, 
but their inherent flexibility can make them a 
more powerful tool in a donor's overall retire- 
ment or estate plan. 

Charitable trusts can be funded with cash, 
securities, real estate, art: virtually anything 
that can be sold and re-invested. Appreciated 
assets placed in the trust and sold avoid capital 
gain taxes. Income payments can be for a fixed 
dollar amount or can vary based on a set per- 
centage of the trust's annual valuation. To 
assure administrative efficiencies, charitable 
trusts can be established at Mellon to benefit 
Lasell with a gift of $100,000 or more. 

So how do you know which vehicle is right 
for you? The size of your proposed charitable 
gift could be the simplest but least prudent 
deciding factor. If you think of your planned 
gift as a part of your overall estate plan and 
talk to your qualified advisors, you may find 
that a larger gift to establish a trust may indeed 
make more sense for you than a smaller gift 
annuity. 

Let's say a donor is age 75, of relatively 
modest means, and wants to make a gift to 
Lasell but can't afford to lose the income from 
the principal of the gift. A gift annuity could 
pay her an annual payout of 7.7 percent for life 
and she would never have to worry about her 
payment changing with the volatility of the 
markets. This vehicle may be the best type of 
planned gift for her. 

On the other hand, if our donor is age 60, 
fairly comfortable financially, trying to cut her 
tax bill and add another element to her retire- 
ment plan while supporting Lasell College, she 
might be better served by a charitable remain- 



der trust. Her trust's assets could be invested 
for growth in the early years when she doesn't 
need the income, and then the investment strat- 
egy could change after her retirement to invest 
for income — thereby dramatically increasing 
her income stream when she needs it the most. 
Best of all, this approach could ultimately 
result in a larger gift for Lasell: if the trust is 
initially invested for growth, with little to no 
income paid out in the early years, then the 
principal is apt to grow significantly, which 
benefits both the donor and the College. 

I would be pleased to send you additional 
information, without obligation, on both gift 
annuities and charitable trusts and answer 
more specific questions on these tax-smart gift 
arrangements. Simply follow the instructions 
on the reply coupon below. 



OR MORE INFORMATION ON 
how gift planning can benefit you 
and Lasell, please call Katharine 
Urner '83, director of Campaign and 
Gift Planning, at (617) 243-2166 or 
fill out the form below and mail to: 

The Heritage Society 

Office of Institutional Advancement 

Lasell College 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 

Newton, MA 02166 

Lasell Gift Annuities 

Charitable Trusts 

Charitable Bequests 

Heritage Society Membership 



Name: 



Class: 



Address: 



City: 



State: 



Zip: 



Telephone: 



All responses will be held in strictest 
confidence. **- 



GIVING OPPORTUNITY 

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 

required paper work, accounting, and tax 
audits, if necessary." 

At the Klingbeils' death, the trust's princi- 
pal and any interim appreciation will go to 
Lasell. Meanwhile, they will continue to enjoy 
its many benefits. "The charitable remainder 
trust is a creative, legitimate tax shelter which 



helps Lasell and certainly helps us." In fact, Bill 
Klingbeil feels so strongly about his investment 
that he sent 80 letters to Lasell College trustees, 
overseers, alumnae, and friends, with whom he 
shared his enthusiasm and knowledge. "In a 
nutshell," he concludes, "I said a charitable 
remainder trust was a selfish way to make a 
very unselfish gift." **- 




In Memoriam 

THE ELIZABETH GROTH JOHNSEN '45 
SCHOLARSHIP FUND MATCHES NEED 
WITH PASSION 

lIlIZABETH GROTH JOHNSEN '45 
knew the value of a good education, espe- 
cially a Lasell education. "My mother 
always spoke very fondly about Lasell and 
unbeknownst to us, she gave every year/' 
states her daughter, Christine Johnsen- 
Rodgers. 

Betty Johnsen's sudden death of a massive 
aneurysm last June spawned a new life in the 
form of a $36,000 Lasell scholarship started by her 
family, with more endowment funds to come. The 
scholarship fund will primarily support a student 
studying physical therapy. 

The family's interest in the physical therapist 
program is a personal one. Betty's husband Bob, at 
the time a nationally ranked tennis player, was 
struck with polio early in their marriage. It was 

through intense physi- 
cal therapy, much of 
which Betty was trained 
to do herself, that Bob 
was able to resume a 
normal life, buying sev- 
eral insurance agencies, 
creating a successful 
business, and raising a 
family of three children. 
"Though she majored in 
the secretarial program 
at Lasell, we felt she 
would appreciate sup- 
port for the physical 
therapist program if she were alive today," states 
Mrs. Johnsen-Rodgers. 

Betty Johnsen made many friends at Lasell 
that she had long cherished. "The College's small 
size," her daughter explains, "fosters close, intense 
relationships, which often last a lifetime. My 
mother was a beneficiary of that." In fact, at the 
time of Mrs. Johnsen's death, classmate and 
Trustee Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45 sent this trib- 
ute to her family: "Your mother's image at Lasell 
becomes very vivid to me — coming merrily out 
of Gardner on her way to classes. She was such a 
vital, beautiful young lady. Even after 52-plus 
years, I have very fond memories of Betty Groth. 
The endowed scholarship fund you established is 
truly appreciated by Lasell. I personally want to 
thank you." 

To her daughter Christine and husband Bob, a 
scholarship fund is the most concrete way to 
simultaneously honor her mother's life and make 
a Lasell College education economically feasible. 
"My mother knew the benefits and joys of coming 
to Lasell and I know what it takes to put a child 
through college today," she notes from her own 
experience as a parent. "It was a perfect match." 




A scholarship established 
in the name of the late Betty 
Groth Johnsen '45 combines 
passion and need. 



WINTER/SPRING 1998 



LASELL LEAVES 




Annual Fund Chair Elisse 
Allinson Share '65 



Message from the 
Annual Fund Chair 

By Elisse Allinson Share '65 

i ASELL'S ANNUAL FUND OFFICE 
has two new staff members in place 
who are committed to continuing the 
phenomenal growth that this vital fund 
has experienced in the past seven years. 

Director of Annual Giving Eleanor "Noni" 
Linton joined the Lasell Institutional Advance- 
ment staff in November, replacing former 

Director Catherine 
Hunter-Gould. Noni 
recently added Thora 
Thurston to the office 
as Annual Fund 
assistant, whose 
focus includes the 
Phonathon program. 

During the 
spring semester, 
Noni and Thora will 
concentrate on reach- 
ing as many Lasell alumnae as possible, by tele- 
phone or in person, in an effort to achieve this 
year's goal of $430,000. 

Our long-term plans for the Annual Fund 
include increasing the emphasis on reunion 
giving at a time when alumnae should be con- 
sidering making larger gifts in honor of their 
class reunion. Special emphasis will be given to 
encouraging greater participation at one of the 
seven leadership club levels, which begin at 
$150 and increase to include gifts of $10,000 
and above. 

The Phonathon program has been expanded 
with the recruitment of more than 15 new stu- 
dent callers who will be phoning alumnae and 
parents throughout the spring semester. Calling 
began the week of February 8 with a commend- 
able total of more $11300 raised by the new tele- 
phone crew in the first three nights of calling. 

Annual Fund dollars are vital to Lasell, 
directly benefiting students in numerous ways 
including supporting academic programs, stu- 
dent financial aid, library resources, athletics, 
student services, and maintaining buildings and 
grounds. Strong Annual Fund participation by 
all members of the Lasell community of alum- 
nae, parents, and friends is also vital to the finan- 
cial well-being of the College since corporations 
and foundations use this as an indicator of the 
strength of the institution when considering 
making their grant awards. 

This year's Annual Fund was already over 
the halfway mark by the end of January, but 
there is much to be done to surpass last year's 
record-breaking totals. When you are contacted 
by a student, a classmate, or the Annual Fund 
office to ask for your support this year, please, if 
you have not already done so, consider support- 
ing our exciting alma mater with as generous a 
gift as possible. 

Each and every gift, of any size, has a 
tremendous impact on the total dollars raised 
and on participation. What can be more valuable 
to a Lasell student than knowing that those who 
attended Lasell in the past want to help sustain 
Lasell well into the 21st century? >*- 



Arthur Gregorian Brings Unique 
Perspective To Lasell 

Adaptability is a word that defines Arthur Gregorian, purveyor of 

fine Oriental rugs and owner of Newton's Arthur T. Gregorian Inc. When Lasell's trustee 
emeritus emigrated from Persia in 1918, he fled "on foot and by ox cart, over mountains 
and passes, across burning sands and desolate wastelands, struggling though illness, 
death, and untold miseries to reach some place of shelter and safety," according to his 
autobiography, Armenag's Story. 



By 1934, his journey brought him to Newton, 
where Arthur Gregorian decided to open what he 
calls "the finest Oriental rug shop in the country." 

Opening the store of his dreams was no small 
task, given the inaccessibility of inventory from 
areas like Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Central 
Asia. So he went door to door and solicited rugs 
from various suburban homes. "I never felt 
poor," he says. The name "Gregorian" soon 
became synonymous with "quality," as his busi- 
ness continued to grow and prosper. 

Over the years, Arthur Gregorian has main- 
tained an excitement for education and the oppor- 
tunity it brings. "Because my own school time 
was all too brief, I knew any future I would have 
in America was completely up to me. For students 
at Lasell College, however, those opportunities 
are already in place. The future begins here." 



With his wife, Phebe, Mr. Gregorian has vol- 
unteered time and resources to a variety of orga- 
nizations, including Lasell. Thanks to the 
Gregorians, exquisite Oriental rugs accent Haskell 
House and the President's house. The Gregorian 
Room, part of Brennan Library, is another exam- 
ple of their ongoing generosity. 

A 20-year tenure on Lasell's Board of Trustees 
has also enabled Mr. Gregorian to watch the 
College's dramatic evolution. 

"Lasell's superb leadership and faculty, first- 
rate library, four-year curriculum, professional 
alumnae association, coffee table-quality publica- 
tions, and restored physical plant have helped it 
adapt admirably to the times. Co-education is just 
one more step in the same process," confirms 
Arthur Gregorian. "Lasell is poised to compete 
with the giants." **- 



MISSION 

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 

and include male students wholly into the life of 
the College." 

"During the last eight years, Lasell saw its 
endowment increase dramatically, from $3.3 mil- 
lion in 1988 to nearly $9 million today. It invested 
more than $10 million in the College's infrastruc- 
ture and in technology, resulting in more than 85 
percent of the campus being connected via fiber 
optic network," reported Lasell 's Chairman of the 
Board, Patricia Zinkowski. 

"A multi-million-dollar capital campaign — 
the first major campaign for the institution — will 
be officially launched in June to celebrate Lasell's 
150th anniversary. Already, half the target amount 
has been raised during the campaign's silent 
phase. Additionally, Lasell completed the con- 
struction of a handsome new Athletic Center last 
spring," she said. 

However, after growing enrollment from 
400 to 650, the College experienced a plateau in 
its enrollment during the past two years. The 
College's five-year strategic plan calls for a steady 
expansion to 1,000 students by the year 2001. 

"Single-sex education is an appropriate mission 
and it works, but the question is whether it is a 
good business decision to expend increasing 
amounts of marketing, scholarship, and aid dollars 
to go after four percent of the female market, or two 
percent of the overall market," said Dr. de Witt. 
"We believe that going co-ed will radically increase 
the number of applications in programs including 
Business, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, 
Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy 
Assistant, Hospitality, and Fashion, to name a few." 

The College's Admission Office has, for the 
last five years, surveyed incoming students. "Most 
do not select Lasell because it is a women's college, 
but in spite of that fact," said Dean for Enrollment 
Management, Kate O'Connor. 



"The vast majority select Lasell because of its 
professionally oriented programs and its consis- 
tently high job placement record — a result of our 
connected learning curriculum, a process which 
starts freshman year, linking classroom theory 
with real-life professional work experience in the 
student's area of study." 

"Trends are always indicative," said President 
de Witt. "Three-hundred women's colleges existed 
in 1960. Today, only 77 remain. The facts did not 
encourage us." 

"The decision-making process was long and 
thorough," according to Board Chairman Patricia 
Zinkowski. Concerned about the future financial 
condition of the College, the Board of Trustees called 
on the administration in June to research the viabili- 
ty and sustainability of Lasell as a women's college. 

The Mission Committee — composed of 12 
members of the Lasell community, including four 
alumnae /trustees, four faculty, and four staff — 
was charged by the Board to carefully review the 
national climate for single-sex institutions and 
gather information on regional colleges which 
have gone co-ed. 

A survey was mailed out to a select number of 
alumnae. The possibility of co-education at Lasell 
was detailed in a presidential message to all con- 
stituencies published in the College's summer /fall 
newsletter, which circulates to 12,500, and on 
Lasell's Web site. President de Witt held a number 
of public meetings to discuss the co-ed issue and 
answer questions and concerns among students, 
alumnae, faculty, and staff. 

A significant majority of those polled felt that 
Lasell should maintain high standards, continue to 
balance budgets, pursue program innovation, and 
increase the pool of applicants by including men. 
Most of those polled indicated they would not 
change their giving habit. 

"As we go to press, applications are up 60 
percent and the majority of those applicants are 
women," according to Kate O'Connor. **• 



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Children of Alums Eligible for 
Tuition Discount 



LASELL INTRODUCES LEGACY PROGRAM 



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•EGINNING SEPTEMBER 1998, 
the College will initiate the Lasell Legacy 
Program, a scholarship to aid daughters 
and sons of Lasell College alumnae. 

Eligible students will receive a 10 percent 
discount on full-time tuition. Grandchildren 
and siblings of Lasell College alumnae are 
also eligible. 

"The idea for the discount originated from a 
request from a parent of a prospective student, 
herself a Lasell alum, who inquired whether we 
offered any specific scholarship or incentive 
programs for alumnae offspring," says Daniel 



T. Barkowitz, director of Student Financial 
Planning. "Since the College has a history of 
offering sibling discounts to concurrently 
enrolled students, we thought the this was an 
idea whose time has come." 

For information on the Legacy Program at 
Lasell, please contact: 

Daniel T. Barkowitz 

Director of Student Financial Planning 

Lasell College 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 

Newton, MA 02166-2716 

Phone: (617) 243-2227 Fax: (617) 243-2326 

Email: dbarkowitz@lasell.edu **- 




REACTIONS 

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 

Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 — Trustee: "In 

analyzing other institutions and their approach to 
the issue of going co-ed, I discovered more about 
Lasell: the nuts and bolts of an institutional deci- 
sion. We have a special niche with connected learn- 
ing and we need to preserve it and not dilute it in 
any way. I'm convinced, opening our doors to men 
and enlarging the enrollment will help maintain 
and ultimately improve the quality of a Lasell 
education." 

Diane Austin, Dean of Student Affairs: "As a 
member of the Mission Committee and author of 
the 25-page summary report, I was intimately 
involved with the whole process. I learned a lot 
about a community coming together, working hard, 
and making a difficult decision in a thoughtful way. 

"I was most impressed with the students who 
handled their concerns with the President, the 
Mission Committee, and the Board of Trustees in a 
mature, thoughtful, passionate but not hostile way. 
Once the vote was taken, three of these students 
came forward and asked, 'How can we help?' We 
learned the most from them." 

Patty Zinkowski, Chairman of the Lasell 
Board of Trustees: "When I heard the first mention 
of co-education, I immediately thought, 'No way, 
not on my watch.' With all the improvements that 
the College has made, we should have been flour- 
ishing. We had even dramatically increased finan- 
cial aid to attract more students. But enrollment 
reached a plateau. Co-education was a definite edu- 
cational trend but was the last option we consid- 
ered. We didn't want to limp along, spend endow- 
ment, and ultimately have to close our doors. 

"Personally, the whole process made me realize 
that nothing is etched in stone. Here's an institution, 
with a 146-year history, embarking on a new path. 
The process brought us together. Our emotional dif- 
ferences didn't get in the way of the common 
good." 

Ruth Crosby '42 /Hon. '92, Trustee Emerita 
and Member of the Mission Committee: "Like oth- 
er alums and committee members, I came into this 
process hoping that co-education would not be nec- 
essary. But the numbers spoke for themselves. 

"The Mission Committee read every response 
from fellow alums and their comments brought 
pangs of sadness and words of hope. Our group 
was very open and receptive to any concern raised 
by all the College's constituents. But Lasell needed 



to move forward and look to the next century. I 
learned about the importance of an open mind, 
regardless of personal preconceptions or opinions. 
I'm proud of the job we did — it was absolutely the 
right decision." 

Kate O'Connor, Dean for Enrollment 
Management: "In an extremely competitive mar- 
ketplace, co-education was the optimal solution. 
Forty percent of male respondents on College Board 
questionnaires indicated an interest in programs 
that Lasell currently offers. 

"Lasell is a student-centered college that prides 
itself on working with students in an individual 
way. Men will benefit from this approach just as 
much as women. We're a stronger college by going 
co-ed because we have institutionalized our 
strengths within our mission, where issues of gen- 
der will continue to be important on an equity basis; 
and because we aren't throwing our history away 
— we're taking it with us. What's important is the 
men can and will benefit from our unique focus the 
way we educate." **■ 



LOEL POOR PHOTO EXHIBIT 




"Sisters" by photographic artist Loel Mercer Poor 
'63 explores socially challenging circumstances and 
their effect on the human community. Ms. Poor's 
work is featured at the Yamawaki Art and Cultural 
Center, May 25-June 15, 1998. See Calendar listing 
for details. 



NAMES OF REUNION CLASS 
LIAISONS* AND COMMITTEES: 

Board of Management 
Reunion Chair — Sue Allen Busa '58 

'18-'33 — Alumnae Affairs Office 

'38-60th — Arlene Wishart Sylvester* 

Faye Wadhams Smith 
Dorothy Thomas Thomas 



3-55th — Ann Preuss Gillerlain* 

Priscilla Spence Hall, 

Class Agent 
Nathalie Monge Stoddard 
Jeanne Revene 
Elaine Towne Burlingame 



'48-50th— Judy Tracy Shanahan* 

BJ Culver Thomson, 
Irma Lipsitt Wolfe, 
Class Agents 
Ann Truex Dickenson 
Joanne Eaton Friborg 
Barbara Noel Garvin 
Corky Buffum Hall 
Elaine Burrell King 
June Smith Noreen 
Pat Mangan Price 
Janet McLaughlin Stockton 
Alice Johnson Thornton 
Ellen Grover MacVeigh 

'53-45th — Elsie Knaus Klemt* 

Marilyn Lyons Vanden 
Handel, Class Agent 
Mary Ann Donahue 
Shirley Vara Gallerani 

'58-40th — Betty Anderson Fairchild* 

Judith George Stephens, 

Class Agent 
Gail Winalski Burd 

'63-35th — Bette Cole Greene * 

Penny Peterson Atwell 
Karin Skooglund Bartow 
Bonny Rogers Collins 
Lynne Giffen Keener 



— Cynthia Rardin Crawford" 

— Mary Norton-Geer* 

Karen Meyer Cheney 
Candee Thomas Siracusa 



20th — Elizabeth Edwards 
de Verges* 



'83 -15th — Caroline Knoener-Skowronek* 

Pell "Rusty" Kennedy 
Graves, Class Agent 
Lisa Adams Edwards 
Joan O'Connor 
Sue Senofonte Preis 
Julia Schaum 

'88 -10th — Susan Scichilone Presti* 

Debra Sansone 

'93-5th — Tracey Provost* 

Cindy DiRienzo Lorenz, 

Class Agent 
Paula Connelly 
Katie Cunniffe 
Lauren Hache 
Jamie Robinson 
Donna Wolff 








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ALUMNAE NEWS & EVENTS 



Alumnae gatherings around the country 




'93 Classmates Katie Cunniffe, Karen Puglielli and 
Donna Wolff reunited for the Young Alumnae cruise of 
Boston Harbor in June. 




BJ Culver Thomson '48 and her husband, Doug 
joined hosts Hod and Lela Graham Moses '61, at 
the Museum of Fine Arts reception before viewing 
the Picasso exhibit. October, 1997. 



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area reception at their home in Falls Church, Virginia in 
September. 




In August, Judy Tracy Shanahan '48, BJ Culver 
Thomson '48, Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 and Nancy 
Larson Bailey '48, along with their spouses, enjoyed an 
afternoon of relaxation at the New Hampshire summer 
residence of President Tom de Witt. 




River Day war canoe participants Patti Beck '97 
and Jean Petrino '91/'97. 





The Squantum Association in East Providence, Rhode Island, 
provided a lovely setting for an alumnae gathering in September. 



Rudy and Peggy Schwingel Kraft '56 hosted an informal 
alumnae gathering at their summer home in Conesus, New 
York, in August. 




In an effort to hear from all constituencies about the coeducational 
issue, a group of young alumnae were invited to the President's house 
to share their views. Loan Ngo '96, Tracey Provost '93, Lisa Henry 
Phillips '90, Christie Cornwell '90, Pam Martin '95 and Patti Beck '97 
speak with Dean of Enrollment Management, Kathleen O'Connor. 




Cheryl Chapman Kammer '65 hosted President 
Tom de Witt and Michigan area alumnae at her 
home in Bloomfield Hills in September. 




In November at the Connecticut Valley gathering, Dean of Students Diane Austin 
presented views on what to expect in Student Life when men join the campus in 
September of 1998. 




The New York City area gathering was held in November at the Leica 
Gallery. Sheree Loftus '78, Elisse Allinson Share '65, hosts Stormy Horton 
Bell '90/'92 and husband Brian, and Susan Parrish '90/'92, viewed the 
photography exhibit before hearing remarks by President Tom de Witt. 



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"Not Your Ordinary Raffle" to 
Benefit Alumnae Scholarship Fund 

-TTLT REUNION WEEKEND, ON MAY 30, 1998, LASELL 
Alumnae Inc. will conduct the drawing for its fifth annual "Not 
Your Ordinary Raffle" to raise money for much needed scholar- 
ships for deserving students. Last year, more than $9,600 was 
raised from the sale of tickets for 45 prizes worth in excess of 
$5,000. Prizes received to date are: 



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Prize 

$100 cash donation 

Painting ($200) 

$100 savings account 

Case of Wine ($120) 

One hour financial planning ($125) 

$100 gift certificate 
Four autographed photos of players 
Two one-week lawn passes-Tanglewood 
Gift certificate 
Gift certificate 

$100 Ann Taylor Gift Certificate 
Gift Certificate 

$100 Dunkin' Donuts Gift Basket 
$300 Hartman luggage bag 
Williamsburg print /frame 
$100 gift certificate 
Two $100 cash donations 
Year subscription to Want ADvertiser 
$100 cash donation 
Jewelry 

Boat ride/luncheon-Sarasota Yacht Club 
Weekend Stay for Two at B&B($150) 
4 tkts.- North Shore Music Theater ($120) 
Dinner for Two 
$100 Cash donation 
Gift Certificate 
Sculpture ($175) 
Eight Admission Passes 
Baccarat crystal vase ($150) 
$100 Gift Certificate 
Artwork 

Peretti open-heart necklace ($125) 
A cappella concert ($150) 
. Newsroom Tour with Chet and Natalie 
Two Admission Tickets 



Donor 

Anonymous 
Aragon Art 

Auburndale Co-op. Bank 
Auburndale Wine/Spirits 
Constance Barber '65, CFP, 
Barber Financial Services 
Baby Place, Susan Young Charton '69 
Boston Red Sox 
Boston Symphony Orchestra 
Breadsong Bakery 
Bullfinch's Restaurant 
Nancy Lawson Donahue '49 
Dolphin Restaurant 

Robert Huntington, Allied Domecq Retail. USA 
Patricia Zinkowski, Flight Time International 
The Frameloft 
Gleason's Flowers 
Arthur T. Gregorian 

Nancy Curtis Grellier'49, Want AD Publications 
Priscilla Spence Hall '43 
Hill's Jewelers 

Bill /Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45 
Lasell Inn 

Jean Sargent Lee '49 
Longfellow's Wayside Inn 
Dwight/Jo-Ann Vojir Massey '51 
Kevin Max Hair Design 

Barbara Stickle Mode '47 Barbara Mode Interiors 
Museum of Fine Arts 
William Roddy, Neiman Marcus 
Pillar House Restaurant 
Renjeau Galleries 
Tiffany and Co. 
Voiceworks 
WCVB-TV Channel 5 
Worcester Foothills Theater 



We are very grateful to our donors! 



To participate, cut out coupon (photocopy if more raffle tickets are needed) 
and mail with a check ($5 per entry or $20 for five entries) made payable to: 
Lasell Alumnae Inc., 1844 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02166-2716. 



NOT YOUR ORDINARY RAFFLE 



Name: 



Address: 



City: 



Class: 



(Include maiden) 



State: 



Zip: 



Phone: 



e-mail: 



Winner need not be present 



LASELL TO GET NEW ZIP CODE 

The United States Postal Service will be changing 
zip codes in the Boston area effective July 1, 1998. 
Notification of the new zip code will be provided 
on May 1. We will post the new zip code on the 
Lasell Web site (http://www.lasell.edu) as soon 
as we are informed about the change. 



ALUMNAE GATHERINGS 



Throughout the year, President Thomas E.J. de Witt and members 
of the Institutional Advancement staff travel around the country to 
meet with alumnae of all ages at Lasell gatherings. It's a chance to 
meet and network with other alumnae in your geographic area while 
also hearing the latest information about Lasell. Recently, many spous- 
es/guests have been attending these events and they have enjoyed 
hearing about their partner's college life. Friendships are renewed and 
also begun. Please contact the Alumnae Affairs Office at (617) 243-2139 
if you can help to provide ideas, organize an event, etc. The office cre- 
ates and mails all invitations, so as host, all that is needed is to receive 
the RSVP replies and make some follow-up phone calls. 

We are anticipating future events in the following areas: 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Boston Ballet, "An American in Paris," with backstage tour 

Saturday, April 4, 1998 

Boston 

Contact: Nancy Goodale '66 

(617) 661-7573 

Reunion Weekend 

May 29-31, 1998 

(Please Note: Not Memorial Day Weekend) 
Lasell College Campus 

Homecoming/River Day/Family & Friends Weekend 

October 17, 1998 

Lasell College Campus 



All-Alumnae Reunion Weekend '98 




IT WON'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT Ul 
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All Alumnae are invited to Reunion Weekend '98, 
especially those whose year ends in "3"or "8". 
May 29 - 31, 1998. Program of Events includes: 



• Lasell Night at the Pops 

• Tours of campus 

• Class Parade and pictures 

• Medallion Presentations 

• Reunion luncheon 

• Alumnae College 

• "Maturity Matters" 
Fashion Show 



• President's Reception 

• Jazz Entertainment, Gail 
(Jackson) Loring '58 

• Photography exhibit by 
Loel Mercer Poor '63 

• Lobster Bake and music by 
Inca Son 

• Duck Tours of Boston 



CORRECTION 

Due to a printing error, the following names were inadvertently omitted from the 1934 
Annual Fund donor listing in the recently published Annual Report 1996-97: 

• Dell L. Masterjohn • Bettina Potter Jeffrey 

• Peggy McKeon Barry • Alice Schrade Vander Voort* 

• Carol Morehouse Jones* 

*Lasell College Associates giving $250 or more. 



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SPRING CALENDAR AT A GLANCE 



YAMAWAKI ART & 
CULTURAL CENTER 

Spring 1998 Events 

EXHIBITIONS: 

April 21-May 20 

Lasell Village Priority Members Exhibition 

Viewing by appointment and during Neivton Open 
Studios Sat. 5/16/98 & Sun. 5/17/98 1:00 p.m.- 
5:00 p.m. (617) 243-2295 

May 25-June 15 

Loel Poor '63; A Retrospective 

Reception Sat. May 30, 1998 (Reunion) 5:00-7:30 
p.m. Viewing times for "Reunion" exhibit — by 
appointment (617) 243-2295 

MUSIC AND CULTURAL SERIES: 

April 25 

Newton Highland Jazz Concert 



May 9 

Newton Highland Jazz Concert 

All concerts are Sat. at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise 
noted. Contact: Nancy Alamanski 349-8345 (w) 
244-2570 (h) Note: this series has an admission 
charge. 

Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center Events Line: 
(617) 243-2368. 



LASELL COLLEGE SPORTS SCHEDULE 

(Unless otherxvise noted, listings that appear in all 
caps denote home games. Occasionally, due to weather, 
etc., dates and times may change. For confirmation, 
please check with the Athletics Department at 
617-243-2147.) 



LASELL COLLEGE SOTFBALL 
SCHEDULE 1998 






April 

22 Lasell @ River College 

23 LASELL VS EMERSON COLLEGE 
26 Lasell @ Bay Path College 

28 Lasell @ Wheelock College 

29 LASELL VS LESELY COLLEGE 

May 

2 NAWC Tournament 

3 NAWC Tournament 




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jVERYTHING'S up to date at lasell college, especially the athletics 

program. Along with the Athletic Center, the College's beautiful sports facility, the College has 
recently hired or promoted five head coaches, three of whom will coordinate the men's brand- 
new soccer, lacrosse, and basketball programs. 




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Men's Head Soccer Coach 
Giovanni Pacini. 



"It's truly exciting to be 
part of Lasell College histo- 
ry," says men's head soccer 
coach, Giovanni A. Pacini, 
former assistant soccer 
coach at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 
|^^ When Mr. Pacini first heard 
about Lasell going co-ed, he 
was intrigued. "I read an 
article in the Boston Herald 
and liked what I read," he 
explains. "So I sent in my resume." 

Like other institutions, the coaches at Lasell will 
be expected to recruit new students as part of their 
job. Kevin A. Tyska, the men's lacrosse head, con- 
siders himself ready for the task. "I feel honored to 
represent Lasell College," says the former lacrosse 
instructor at Buckingham, 
Browne and Nichols 
School. "With its fantastic 
sports center, excellent 
location, and great people, 
the College makes my job 
easy." 

While starting a new 
program can be both a chal- 
lenge and an opportunity, 
Michael Catapano, the 
former associate head bas- 
ketball coach at Notre Dame Prep School, is eager to 
begin. "I grew up on basketball," notes Mr. 




Men's Head Lacrosse 
Coach Kevin A. Tyska. 




Men's Head Basketball 
Coach Michael Catapano 



Catapano, whose father is a 
National Basketball 
Association (NBA) agent. "I 
know what it takes to build a 
program from scratch." 
Mary Tom, the new 
women's volleyball coach, 
brings a certain seasoned 
perspective to her position 
and hopes to share her pas- 
sion for the sport. "Because 
volleyball has always been a very important factor 
in my own life," she explains, "I want to add that 
dimension to other women's lives." 

Tracey Provost 
'93, who is enjoying 
her first year as head 
women's basketball 
coach and third as a 
member of the 
coaching staff, thinks 
that co-education 
will add an interest- 
ing dynamic to 
Lasell College sports. 
"Ironically, now that 
we're co-ed, we can 
attract even more 
women and better 
athletes " savs Ms Head Women ' s Basketball Coach 

•* Tracey Provost '93 (right) confers 

Provost. »■ with Assistant Coach Jaime 

Fredricksen at the bench. 




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All rights reserved. 

Lasell Leaves is distributed twice a 
year, free of charge to alumnae, 
students, and friends of Lasell. 

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The Office of iNSTrrunoNAL 

Advancement 

Lasell College 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 

Newton, MA 02166-2716 

Tel. (617) 243-2141 

Editor 

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Page Hurley Shugrue 

Class Notes Editor 
Ellen Bresnahan 

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